Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will be a Manchester United player next season, and will fly to the UK on Friday to sign a one-year contract.
The 34-year-old – a free agent after leaving Paris St-Germain – has agreed personal terms worth £220,000 a week.
He announced on Instagram: “Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited #iamcoming.”
Ibrahimovic, who won four Ligue 1 titles in his four years in Paris, will become José Mourinho’s second signing for United, following the capture of Villarreal’s Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly.
Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have worked together before, at Internazionale in 2008-09, with the manager later saying: “A player who gave me as much as Ibra will always be in my heart. He is very special, one of the best strikers in the world.”
United, who will formally unveil Mourinho early next week, are also hopeful of securing the Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, after the German club admitted they had received “a much improved” offer for the Armenian.
Mkhitaryan, who has attracted the interest of several other clubs, including Arsenal, has been one of the best attacking midfielders in the Bundesliga since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.
United, meanwhile, have confirmed they have added a friendly against Turkish club Galatasaray to their pre-season schedule, which will be played in Gothenburg on Saturday 30 July – potentially giving Swedish fans another chance to see Ibrahimovic in action.
United will also face Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on 22 July and Manchester City in Beijing three days later.
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