It has been one of the biggest questions of the football year: where will Zlatan Ibrahimovic play next season?
The Sweden international told the world he won’t resign with Paris Saint-Germain this summer, opening the door for a new adventure for the striker who scored 50 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions this season at the age of 34.
Many top clubs have been linked to the former Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Milan and Barcelona star, but Manchester United have been rumoured to be the prime candidate to lure in Ibrahimovic. Definitely when Jose Mourinho, who worked with the striker at Inter, was appointed as the Red Devil’s new manager.
However, Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola seems to have put and end to the rumours concerning his client moving to Old Trafford next season.
“There are some clubs in England, a few clubs in Europe, some outside Europe, but everyone assumes he must go to Manchester United and it’s not true,” Raiola told Swedish paper Expressen (via Football-Italia).
“We could well pull a surprise at the end. Will he retire? Absolutely not.”
Ibrahimovic moved to PSG from Milan in 2012 for £15.75 million and won four league titles in a row with the Paris club. However, he failed to win the Champions League and still has the desire to win the biggest trophy in European football.
The fact that United failed to secure a ticket to the tournament under Louis Van Gaal could be the biggest reason for the 34-year-old not to join the Red Devils.
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