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United Splashes £34m On Ibrahimovic …To Earn £250,000 Weekly Salary

Posted: May 25, 2016 at 3:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu LAGOS


Manchester United is ready to make Zlatan Ibrahimovic a massive offer to become one of Jose Mourinho’s key signings this summer, Goal has learned.

 The Swedish striker is looking for a new club after calling time on his four-year spell with French champions, Paris Saint-Germain.

 Also, while he could yet decide to move to MLS for a huge payday, United is set to present him with a deal, which would allow them to blow any American deal out of the water.

 Ibrahimovic is said to be looking for a contract which would see him earn a similar net salary to his €350,000 weekly wage at PSG, and advisors working on United’s behalf are putting together a package which could persuade the 34-year-old to move to Manchester.

 As part of the deal, Ibrahimovic would receive an £8 million tax-free signing-on bonus, with a £250,000 weekly salary to come over the course of his 12-month contract. He would also be offered an option to sign for a second year as part of the initial agreement, taking his potential total earnings over two years to £34m.

 The front-man, Sweden’s record goalscorer in international football, may yet decide to choose MLS over the Premier League, with his wife, Helena Seger, having a sportswear business, which would benefit massively from a move to the United States rather than Manchester.

 However, United is hoping that the lure of a massive contract and a continued career in European football will be enough to secure a deal to bring one of the world’s most recognisable football faces to Old Trafford.