Good news for every Manchester United fan, as the club successfully signs former PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on free transfer. The 34-year-old passed a medical at United’s Carrington training complex on Friday afternoon and finalised personal terms for an immediate switch to Old Trafford.
Coach Jose Mourinho is excited as much as the player. Both are hoping for a memorable partnership again, having worked together at Serie A club Inter Milan.
Ibra becomes the second signing after Ivory Coast’s Eric Bailly since Mou took over leadership at Old Trafford.
In his first interview with the club’s website as reported by SkyNews, the Swede said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League.
“It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again. He is a fantastic manager and I am ready for this new and exciting challenge.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and have some great memories. I am now ready to create more special memories in England.”
Jose Mourinho isn’t without words on the successful signing. The Portuguese tactician added: “Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves. Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.
“He has won the most important league championships in the world of football, now he has the opportunity to play in the best league in the world and I know he will grasp this opportunity and will work hard to help the team win titles.
“I am certain that his talent will delight fans at Old Trafford next season and that his experience will be invaluable in helping to develop the younger players in the squad.”
Mirror reports, “United will announce Ibrahimovic’s signing later on Friday, with the 34-year-old signing a one-year deal, including the option for a further 12 months.”