It’s been a crazy few days for Manchester United as they won the FA Cup before seemingly bringing an end to the tenure of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal.
We should expect more on that story later on Monday afternoon, with a news conference scheduled at Old Trafford, but the latest news from Holland suggests that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be close to a move to Manchester United as Jose’s first summer signing.
Dutch news outlet, De Telegraph reports (via Google Translate):
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to wear next season the shirt of Manchester United. The 34-year-old Swede is a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Swedish superstar scored a league record 38 goals for PSG this season – and 50 in all competitors – and looks nowhere near the scrapheap. He has never been blessed with pace but his physique would surely be suited to the English league and he is still clearly hungry for success at the top level.
The Swede has scored 392 goals in 677 games at club level with Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG.
He also has a remarkable 112 caps and 62 goals for a very average Sweden side.
This story isn’t going anywhere and we think there is substance to the rumours. Zlatan said earlier this year that he had a good idea where he would be playing next season:
“I know what I will do next year but I wouldn’t tell you,”
The Swede also has a good relationship with Jose Mourinho, having worked with the Portuguese with great success at Inter.