Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United he is not at the club to waste time as they must match his ambition if he decides to stay next season.
The big Swede has been in talks over a deal to extend his contract for another 12 months, however, he’s stalled on negotiations as he’s been heavily linked with a move to the Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy and has also been linked with Napoli in Italy.
He claimed he wants to ensure he can perform to the best of his abilities before signing a new deal, but reports claim a Champions League qualification will also play a role in his decision.
Speaking about his decision, Zlatan claims he’s unwilling to slow down his spectacular career as a player.
“I’m 35,” Ibrahimovic said. “A lot of things have to be settled. It’s not like I’m 20 and I have another five or 10 years. Probably I have one, two, three years so everything depends on what you want and what the club wants, what the vision of the club is because I said from day one I didn’t come here to waste time, I came here to win. If you want to win bigger then you have to create bigger.
“We are doing everything to create chances and to take our chances. The table of the competition is not lying. The team is what it is and we have done I think a great season and we have won two out of five trophies and have two more to play for. If we got those points we would be higher but I think we have done great we have done good for the team that is and then the table is not lying. If we would be higher the team would be better, yes, but it is what it is.
“We have to be realistic. We have been working hard. There are still two months to go. A lot of things can happen. Of course we want to get the win. The nice thing is that we have not been losing for a lot of games, so it is what it is and if we would have been a team for no.1 spot, we would be No.1 today.”
Even when he’s not in form, Zlatan oozes confidence and will do wonders in boosting the players around him in their aims this campaign.
He’s a born winner and exactly the type of player Mourinho needs to tie down because there aren’t many players in the team of the big Swede’s calibre.