Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic could reportedly decide to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and not exercise his option for a second year.
The 35-year-old joined the Red Devils this past summer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, signing a one-year contract with the option of extending for a further year.
However, according to The Sun, he’ll decide on his future at the end of the season with LA Galaxy said to be desperately trying to persuade him to make the move to MLS.
Ibrahimovic has 14 goals and three assists in 24 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and aside from a mini goal-drought a few weeks ago, has been an influential figure for United as he continues to perform at a high level despite his advancing years.
Having shown his class and his importance in midweek with the winning goal at Crystal Palace, Mourinho will likely be keen to secure his services for another year, but Ibrahimovic will only stay if he believes that he can play an influential role for the club in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
It’s claimed that the former AC Milan and Barcelona star has no interest in sticking around just to pick up his significant wage packet if he can’t influence things on the pitch, and so time will tell whether or not he can maintain his current form and remain the figurehead of United’s attack on a regular basis.
Further, it also remains to be seen if the Red Devils can now put apositive run of form together to start moving up the table and put pressure on their rivals after a slow start has left them on the outside looking in for a top four finish.