Ever since Jose Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United manager, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The Swede’s contract expires from Paris Saint-Germain this summer and will be available on a free transfer.
Despite being 34-years-old, Ibrahimovic is far from past his best. The forward managed a magnificent 52 goals in all competitions last season - his best tally so far in his illustrious career.
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And, after weeks of being linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams, Sky Sports have reported that he ‘will’ sign for the club and could complete the deal before the start of Euro 2016.
The report suggests that United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Ibrahimovic’s representatives are completing terms on a one-year contract with Mourinho keen to make him his marquee signing.
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Obviously, after hearing this report, Twitter reacted in style. Here are some of the best tweets:
The report goes on to claim that Mourinho is keen to just make one signing in the striking position with him wanting to give 18-year-old Marcus Rashford a chance to fulfil his potential. The club relied on Rashford to lead the line towards the end of the campaign and there were fears that he wouldn’t be given an opportunity under Mourinho.
But the chance to compete, and learn from, Zlatan could help Rashford grow into a world-class talent.
Sky Sports also reports that Mourinho passed on the opportunity to sign Jamie Vardy due to him wanting Rashford to play regular first-team football - a decision which has allowed Arsenal to steal in.
Having won titles in Sweden, Spain, Italy, France and Netherlands, Ibrahimovic will be hoping to round off his career in style at United.
However, United isn’t likely to be Ibrahimovic’s last club. Earlier this week he told Malmo fans: "I love Malmo and I wish I could play," he said.
"I apologise for that, but I will [play here again], I will. Just wait for me."
However, he admitted, in typical Zlatan style, that he was “too good” for the Swedish league at the moment and it seems he is set for the Premier League.
While United fans are obviously excited to hear that the enigmatic striker is about to arrive, no matter which team you support, everyone should be delighted with the prospect of Ibrahimovic in England.
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