Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed there will be a ‘big announcement soon’ regarding his future.
Manchester United recently released the former Sweden international. He had one season at the club after signing from PSG in July 2016, in which he scored 28 goals in all competitions. However, he suffered a season-ending injury in April and the club didn’t trigger a contract extension.
Despite this severe injury, Ibrahimovic is on course to be fit for an October return. Therefore, whispers have been growing louder around the 35-year-old’s potential return, with reports in The Sun suggesting United will offer the 35-year-old a new deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.
There are thought to be other offers from China, the United States and elsewhere, but Ibrahimovic is apparently keen to continue his career in Manchester.
United recently secured the big-money signing of Romelu Lukaku, who will wear the number nine shirt Ibra wore last term. Many believed the Belgian came in as a replacement for Ibrahimovic. However, they may play alongside each other next season.
And if the veteran striker will be extending his stay in Manchester, the fans will know soon.
Ibrahimovic spent Wednesday evening in a Manchester restaurant with his agent Mino Raiola. While there, the player fielded questions regarding his future.
When asked where he would be playing next, he answered (via The Daily Star):
“There will be a very big announcement soon. It will be huge.”
With this statement coming shortly after reports of a new United deal, it’s looking like he could resume his career in Manchester when fully recovered. However, fans must wait for an announcement before jumping to conclusions.
In other related transfer news, United look to set to miss out on two of their targets. Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen his midfield and had identified Eric Dier and Nemanja Matic as targets.
However, Tottenham have, according to Sky Sports, insisted Dier is not for sale at any price. Chelsea are also unwilling to do business with United after losing out on Lukaku.
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena
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