Manchester United finally have their man in Jose Mourinho.
The club’s pursuit of the Portuguese was a long, drawn out affair with the former Chelsea boss being linked with the club as early as December.
Now that Mourinho has finally been appointed, he can start looking at potential transfer targets to convince them to join him at Old Trafford.
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One player that has been heavily linked with a sensational reunion with Mourinho is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain will expire in a couple of weeks and will be available on a free transfer.
There have been many reports suggesting that Ibrahimovic is keen to work with Mourinho again after the pair won Serie A during their one campaign together at Inter Milan.
However, Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, has appeared to play down reports linking his client with a move to the Theatre of Dreams, claiming the club that he joins will come as a ‘surprise.’
“We have not decided anything yet. I think it will be a surprise in the end. Everyone is harping on about only United, United, United,” he told Expressen, per Daily Mail.
“There are some clubs in England, a few clubs in Europe, clubs outside Europe, but everyone assumes that he must go to Manchester United, but it is not true.”
Interesting comments from Raiola, who is obviously trying to tell us Ibrahimovic to United is far from a done deal.
It’s hardly surprising that the Red Devils aren’t the only club interested in signing the 34-year-old, though. Despite his advancing years, Ibrahimovic managed an incredible 38 goals in 31 league matches as he led his side to a comfortable Ligue 1 title.
The Ibrahimovic transfer saga is certainly one to keep a close eye on but United fans will be hoping it doesn't last as long as the Mourinho speculation.