Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains odds-on to remain a Manchester United player next season.
The 35-year-old enjoyed a brilliant debut campaign with 28 goals for United before he damaged knee ligaments in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in April – which ended his season prematurely.
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Now United are set for fresh talks with the veteran Swede, who they offered a new deal too earlier in the year – but he was keeping his options open.
Ibrahimovic is already well on his way to full fitness again and will be ready for the new season – wherever that may be, but there remains a good chance it will be in England.
His agent Mino Raiola confirmed: “He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay at the top, and if he sees that he can be a valuable asset for Manchester United, then why not Manchester United?
“He can be a valuable asset for some other top clubs also. But I think it is respectful to talk to Manchester United and to see what all parties want.
“We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them. He has had a fantastic time at Manchester United and it is up to the club and myself to see what the future brings. For now, it is important he recovers well and then we will see.”
Bookmakers firmly believe that Ibrahimovic will remain with United at this stage and SkyBet make him as short as 2/7 to start next season at Old Trafford.
We also spoke with the Editor of TheUnitedEnd Tom McDermott for his views on Ibrahimovic.
“I don’t think that there is any harm in helping Zlatan reach full fitness again before making a decision on his future. Who knows what position United will be in at the end of the year.
“Suspension, poor form or even injury could mean that United need him. Question is; would Zlatan be happy in a supporting role? It could be that he helps out when he returns until next May and then he’s firing on all cylinders and ready to hit the ground running with a new club.”