After months of speculation, former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally confirmed he will be joining Premier League club Manchester United next season.
Rumours of Ibrahimovic’s next destination began to circulate as early as February when the 34-year-old announced he would not be extending his deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Red Devils were always touted as favourites to sign the former Barcelona man, but both parties have managed to contain the news until now.
The revelation comes in the wake of Ibrahimovic’s retirement from international football following Sweden’s early exit from Euro 2016.
The tall striker took to his social media accounts to announce: “Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United.”
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) June 30, 2016
No other information has yet been offered by Ibrahimovic, his representatives or Manchester United, but his words are fairly conclusive.
It is understood he is yet to complete a medical and sign a contract with the Old Trafford club.
United were looking to add firepower after they struggled to find the back of the net for much of the 2015/16 campaign, scoring just 49 goals – that was 10 less than Everton, who finished 11th, and only one more than Sunderland, who avoided relegation by just two points.
Ibrahimovic scored 113 times in 122 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to have as much success in England.