Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reportedly complete his move to Manchester United on Friday with everything in place for his unveiling.
After months of speculation, teasing from the Swede himself and rumours about a possible reunion with Jose Mourinho, it is finally all set to come to a successful end from a United perspective.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 34-year-old will formalise his agreement with the Premier League giants with claims that arrangements have been made for signatures and official statements to be released on Friday.
The delay has largely been due to the fact that his contract with Paris Saint-Germain doesn’t expire until Thursday, and coupled with his participation at Euro 2016, it had held up his arrival at Old Trafford.
However, the path is now clear of obstacles, and the former AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Barcelona star is expected to seal his move to England and begin the latest chapter of his career.
Having won multiple league titles in Holland, Italy, France and Spain, Ibrahimovic will be desperate to continue that remarkable tradition as he looks set to join up with his former boss Mourinho.
After scoring 50 goals in 51 appearances for PSG last season, it’s fair to say that the Swedish forward has plenty left in the tank moving forward, while his international retirement will also now allow him to focus on club responsibilities.
It will be important for Mourinho to put the right pieces around Ibrahimovic in order to ensure that his side are a potent attacking threat next season, but the Portuguese tactician has the full confidence of all concerned that he can mastermind United’s route back to the top of English football next year.