'Ibrahimovic wants Premier League stay' - Raiola hints at Zlatan future

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The 35-year-old enjoyed a fine first season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances, before sustaining "significant knee ligament damage" during United's 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht in April and was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.

Earlier this week, the centre-forward's agent Mino Raiola maintained that Ibrahimovic would not leave Europe which gave United supporters some hope to cling to.

Ibrahimovic is expected to be out of action until 2018, complicating his contractual situation with United, given his deal is due to expire next month.

"Oh, yes", Raiola todl Talksport, when asked if Ibrahimovic could stay at United.

'Ibrahimovic wants Premier League stay' - Raiola hints at Zlatan future
'Ibrahimovic wants Premier League stay' - Raiola hints at Zlatan future

"But he knows he can valuable asset for other top clubs also".

The former Sweden global is expected to be on the sidelines for a lengthy spell after suffering a serious knee injury in the closing stages of the season. United fans have been treated to the Zlatan-show this season, and with Ibrahimović having a strong relationship with United boss José Mourinho, it's unlikely his request to stay at the club will be turned down. If he sees he is a valuable asset for United he will stay.

"We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them", Raiola said.

United fans waited with bated breath for the decision of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his future, with suggestions that the Swede could move to MLS to see out his career with a lucrative payday against lesser defences. "I think it is respectful to talk to Manchester United and see what all parties want". "For now, it is important he recovers well and then we will see".

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