Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move

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Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move
Ibrahimovic playing for Sweden at Euro 2016. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/TT

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put months of speculation over his future to an end by confirming that he will join Manchester United.


The forward confirmed his next club on Thursday evening with a tweet from his official Twitter account. It was shared more than 47,000 times in just over 10 minutes. 

Ibrahimovic is a free agent after winning four Ligue 1 titles in four years at Paris Saint-Germain. Rumours over his next destination had been constant in the last few months of the 2015-16 season, with United long considered favourites to claim his signature.

British newspaper The Guardian reports that he has already agreed personal terms on a one-year deal worth £220,000 ($292,000) a week, which he will fly to the UK to sign this Friday.

Moving to Old Trafford will give Sweden's record goalscorer a chance to add the Premier League title to his trophy cabinet. He has previously won league titles in Holland, Italy, France and Spain.

Joining the Manchester club will also ensure a reunion with their new manager, Jose Mourinho, who the attacker worked with at Inter Milan.

And United can expect the 34-year-old to be fresher than usual: he decided to retire from international football following Sweden's exit in the group stage of Euro 2016. 


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