Zlatan Ibrahimovic came free to Manchester United last summer with only £250,000K per week wages. The Swedish star proved his age is not a barrier to continue his Zlatanera, and he recently said I feel like Benjamin Button, the iconic character played by Brad Pitt who looks younger as he grew. It’s not easy to score 28 goals in a season when you have turned 35, but Zlatan managed it with ease. Now, United is bound to renew his contract and extend it for another year.
Mirror reports, Manchester United is agree to match the wages offered by the MLS clubs and Chinese Super League clubs. There are reports that Ibra has been offered £20 million a season offer, and Manchester is bound to pay £20 million to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his contract extension.
United board wants to ensure that their top goal-scorer Ibrahimovic continues to be part of Jose Mourinho’s rebuilding plan. The ex-Sweden international is mulling over his options that include two bids from America and China that could swell his bank balance by up to the staggering £20 million for just 12 months’ work.
But, Ibrahimovic is concerned about staying at Old Trafford. He feels Manchester United doesn’t match his ambitions. He came to conquer England, as he has done in Italy, Spain, and France winning every major silverware.
Ibrahimovic currently earns £12 million a season at United, and his image rights and bonuses can earn him £20 million. Mirror sources in Scandinavia says, Ibrahimovic has been assured United will match whatever offers he receives from elsewhere.
Manchester United can still fight for Uefa Champions League as they sit on sixth with 57 points from 30 matches. Even if they didn’t, they can directly qualify for Champions League by winning Europa League, and it will be good enough for Ibrahimovic to convince him to stay.