Well, it was brilliant fun for twelve months, but Manchester United are set to say goodbye to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 35-year-old striker had a stunning debut campaign at Old Trafford, as he found the back of the net 28 times before it ended prematurely with injury heartbreak.
In an exclusive, the Daily Express claim that the Red Devils will not be renewing the contract of the influential Swede, and he will become a free agent at the end of this month.
The report claims that sources close to the club say bringing Ibrahimovic back would be ‘financial madness’, due to his £367,000-a-week contract coupled with the fact that nobody really knows when he’ll be back and available to play.
Heck, at that age, coming back from double ligament damage is going to be tough no matter what the scenario. But asking him to come back and play in such a physical league like the Premier League makes it all the harder.
As much as I would love for him to stay here, it would be too big of a gamble for United. With that said, they have to find someone who can replace his goals. Who is that man? I have no idea but I’m sure Mourinho has a list of targets, and I’m also pretty certain that Edward Woodward will be working hard behind the scenes to secure those deals.