Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to complete anticipated Man United move by the end of next week – report

by Robbie Dunne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic should complete his long-anticipated move to Manchester United by the end of the week, according to BBC.

The Swedish striker was first linked with Man United when Jose Mourinho was appointed but speculation soon turned to an almost certainty that the deal would go through eventually.

Having been eliminated from Euro 2016 and retiring from international duty with Sweden in the space of 48 hours, many expected the deal to be concluded shortly after.

Tancredi Palmeri eased fans’ worries by reporting Zlatan had already signed with the club and had sent back the form indicating his arrival at the club, it became a matter of when as opposed to if the 34-year-old would join.

Ibrahimovic has previously suggested Mourinho is a man he would die for and appears ready to reacquaint himself with Pep Guardiola, who has been named the new Manchester City. Ibrahimovic is not a fan of Guardiola after the two fell out at Barcelona and he eventually sold Zlatan to A.C Milan.

United have lacked a number nine who could guarantee 20 goals a season and did not play in a style that would lend itself to such a player thriving. Mourinho has obviously highlighted the position as one of concern and went out and acquired Ibrahimovic on a free transfer.

There are concerns over his age but given the fact that he has retired from international football and is coming off an extremely fruitful year, most believe he can still do a very good job in a problem area of the pitch for United.

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