Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has agreed to release striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from his present deal which expires on 30 June.
Although there has been no announcement from United, But there has been intense speculation recently that the former Sweden national team captain will join Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic, 36, joined United from Paris St-German in 2016. The former PSG forward scored 29 goals in 53 appearances for the Old Trafford side but does not appear to have fully recovered from the cruciate ligament injury he sustained against Anderlecht last April.
Will the move materialize, United look to sign a backup centre-forward for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku?
Speculations are high already as regards the future of United’s most expensive midfielder Paul Pogba who is currently in a sour relationship with the Portuguese gaffer and Mourinho will have a lot in his hands to do when the transfer market opens in the summer.
It has recently been suggested that he could come out of international retirement for this year’s World Cup in Russia.
The 36-year-old striker, who re-signed with United on a one-year deal in August, returned to action in November after a serious knee injury.
But he has only made seven appearances since and has not featured since the Premier League draw against Burnley on 26 December.
“We all think it is his last season at Manchester United,” Mourinho said on 2nd March.
“I think he won the right to choose his life, his future, such an amazing player and an amazing career.
“Only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons he could and should have with us.”