Paris, May 28 (IANS) Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s next club has not been decided despite interest from Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
The 34-year-old is free after his Paris Saint-Germain contract ended, with the Sweden captain now preparing to lead his team to Euro 2016.
The striker is still to decide his future and could yet make a surprise move, according to his representative, who said he is in no rush to do a deal.
“Does it have to be United that Zlatan goes to? Will the whole of Sweden not sleep if it does not happen? We have yet to decide, it’ll be a surprise in the end. Everyone talks about United, which is why I don’t talk to journalists a lot,” Raiola was quoted as saying by Swedish tabloid Expressen on Saturday.
“There are clubs in England and Europe, some outside of Europe, but everyone thinks he must go to Manchester United. It’s not true.”
Raiola added that there is no rush for Ibrahimovic, who won the Serie A title with Mourinho at Inter Milan, to sign a contract at another club.
“We’re not in a hurry. I only care about securing something of quality. We’ll see what happens, we have a good time ahead of us now. The only thing I can guarantee is that he will not quit. But where he will play next season, I can not say anything about.”
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a king and the club that buys him do not have to pay a transfer fee. This means that Ibrahimovic, who just finished a record season at PSG, can get an extra high salary. He is in a good bargaining position,” Raiola concluded.