Zlatan Ibrahimovic must really want to sign for Manchester United.
Reports suggest that the striker is set to leave Sweden’s training camp ahead of Euro 2016 to finalise a move to Old Trafford after agreeing personal terms.
However, according to The Sun, a move to United is set to cost him a whopping £4 million.
That’s because his deal at Paris Saint-Germain includes a loyalty payment which is due to be paid on the day his contract officially expires - June 30.
Therefore, Ibrahimovic and his agent, Mino Raiola, are set to miss out on the £3.9 million bonus if they sign for Manchester United before that date.
The report claims that Raiola is attempting to negotiate with the French club in an attempt for the money to be dished out early and they feel they have a case considering what Ibrahimovic has done for the club.
Jose Mourinho and the Red Devils are keen to wrap up the deal as soon as possible in case Ibrahimovic gets his head turned by a lucrative offer elsewhere but it’s understandable if the enigmatic forward wants to delay the transfer until after the European Championship in order to collect his bonus.
It’s reported that Ibrahimovic will collect an incredible £220,00-per-week at the Theatre of Dreams. If that’s true, it would take around 18 weeks for Zlatan to recoup the £4 million he looks set to miss out on.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Mourinho can get this deal over the line in the coming days before the start of Euro 2016.