Even at the age of 34 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is arguably a player any club would love to have on their books, and this week it has been widely reported that he is set to sign for Manchester United.
In a press conference recently Ibrahimovic intimated that an offer had been made to him by simply grinning and saying ‘let’s see what happens’, but this may have all just been smoke and mirrors as the Sweden international’s agent has since denied that he’s going to United.
Speaking to Swedish newspaper Expressen (via Sky Sports), Mino Raiola said:
“We have yet to decide, it’ll be a surprise in the end. Everyone talks about United, which is why I don’t talk to journalists a lot.
“There are clubs in England and Europe, some outside of Europe, but everyone thinks he must go to Manchester United. It’s not true.”
This news, straight from Ibrahimovic’s agent, won’t exactly inspire United fans who want to see one of football’s biggest characters playing at Old Trafford next season.
Along with his unique personality, the ex-Barcelona man would be a substantial addition to United’s dressing if there does turn out to be a genuine offer from the Red Devils, for his experience of playing at the top level if nothing else.
He also proved, albeit at a lower level in France, that there’s still goals left in him and although at the moment talks of a deal look a long way away considering what his agent’s just said, this kind of firepower up front could be pivotal if Jose Mourinho is to bring the good times back to Old Trafford.
For now all we can do is wait and see where the Euros-bound striker decides to go.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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