Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a Manchester United player again by the end of the week with the striker expected to sign a new contract at Old Trafford after making a swift injury recovery, according to a report in the Mirror.
Manchester United have hit the ground running this season, proved by a couple of emphatic back-to-back 4-0 victories against West Ham and Swansea in the English Premier League. New recruit Romelu Lukaku seems to have fit right in, scoring in both games, while the rest of the star-studded squad rallied around him.
Jose Mourinho has addressed last season’s woes quite accurately, but will want to bring another striker to Old Trafford, before the end of the transfer window.
The Swedish superstar was released from Old Trafford at the end of last season after suffering a serious knee injury in April.
United rejected the chance to trigger a 12-month extension in the deal Ibrahimovic signed when he joined them on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint Germain last summer.
Ibrahimovic had an operation in America and United bosses were told he would be out of action until the start of 2018.
But United allowed Ibrahimovic to return to the club’s training complex to carry out his recovery and he has kept in close contact with Jose Mourinho.
The veteran striker is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and could be fit again by the end of November.
United boss Mourinho never wanted Ibrahimovic to leave the club in the first place and has told Old Trafford bosses he can still have an impact on the team.
Ibrahimovic earned in excess of £300,000-a-week last season – but is willing to accept a six month deal worth around £125,000-a-week.
Further, Zlatan has expressed his contentment with United in the past and could very well decide to pen a new deal with the former English Premier League champions.
The signing of Romelu Lukaku is bound to reduce the burden on Zlatan, allowing him to ease into his second chapter with Manchester United