By Mark Weasley
Manchester United may sign a new player this week, and it might not be Ivan Perisic. The 28-year-old Inter Milan forward has been linked to a switch to Old Trafford all summer, but his club have proved stubborn in their stance that he is not for sale. However, as Manchester United fans, we must be excited as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be signed for the second year running.
The 35-year-old Sweden international signed for Manchester United last summer on a free transfer on a 1-year deal and had an immediate impact at the club, scoring tons of goals to help United win three trophies.
Recent news suggests that United may re-sign Zlatan this week, after his former contract was not renewed. The charismatic striker had a nasty knee injury against Anderlecht back in April that almost signalled the end of his career, but in rather remarkable fashion, is nearing fitness if his recent social media activity is to be believed.
Mourinho allowed the player to use the club’s medical facilities at Carrington to help his rehabilitation, and it seems Zlatan is to be signed as cover for Romelu Lukaku, who has hit the ground running at The Theatre of Dreams.
Lukaku was signed for £75m from Everton and has 3 league goals in 2 matches, but Mourinho wants Zlatan to be signed to offer title-winning experience to his team and also help Lukaku to be better.
Zlatan uploaded a video on social media on Sunday, showing himself working out and kicking with both feet, captioning the video, “which knee” which went to show that his injury is gradually becoming a thing of the past.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) August 20, 2017
If signed, Lukaku will become Jose’s fourth signing of the summer, joining the likes of Matic, Lukaku and Lindelof. He scored 28 goals for United last season at the grand old age of 35.