Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed on social media that he will be joining Manchester United.
Though United insist no deal has yet been signed with Ibrahimovic, who has yet to undergo a medical with them, a verbal agreement has been reached between both parties, with no other clubs involved, and the deal is expected to be signed this weekend.
The former Sweden skipper will become new United boss Jose Mourinho’s second signing and will pen a one-year deal, with the option for a further 12 months.
The 34-year-old adds United onto the long list of top European clubs on his CV, which also includes the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
He made the announcement on his Instagram and Twitter; “Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United,” he posted, along with the Red Devils’ club crest and the hashtag #iamcoming.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) June 30, 2016
Manchester United has acquired not just one of the modern‑day great strikers, but also one of the all‑time great personalities.
Ibrahimovic seems to have a killer one-liner to match every killer goal, but that outspokenness and penchant for controversy has often threatened to cast a shadow over his success as a player.
He has won the league in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, and although one thing remains out of reach – the Champions League, in which United will not compete next season – few can rival his trophy cabinet.
Ibrahimovic has 28 major titles to be exact, not including the pair of Serie A titles revoked at Juventus due to the calciopoli scandal.
In the past 13 seasons he has won the domestic title at his club 12 times, with the odd one out a second-placed finish at Milan in 2011-12.