Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems destined to make a switch to the Premier League at the end of the season, but so far it’s been unclear which club he’s going to end up at. He’s been heavily linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, but the Red Devils may well have just put themselves out of the race for his signature.
United already looked like failing to secure Champions League football, which seems like it could be a deal breaker for the title chasing Swede. Man United have now suffered a fresh blow in their chase for the PSG striker though, with the news that Louis van Gaal is apparently set to remain at the club for another year (via Sky Sports).
Ibrahimovic is not a fan of the Dutchman at all, and it’s very difficult to see him making a move to United while van Gaal as it the helm. Reports have suggested he would potentially be open to making the switch to United if Jose Mourinho were to take over, but that doesn’t necessarily look like happening this summer (via Sky Sports).
Even if Mourinho were to take over at United, that wouldn’t necessarily guarantee Ibrahimovic would be moving to Old Trafford. It’s been previously revealed that the 34-year-old would much prefer a move to London rather than Manchester (via Sky Sports), and it’s hard to see him spending his final year or two at the top level outside of the Champions League.
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We’re therefore likely to be the only ones standing in our way, and if Arsene Wenger is willing to overlook the former Barcelona star’s ego and the board are willing to sanction the massive wages he’d no doubt demand, then there’s no reason we can’t sign Ibrahimovic this summer.