Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United not expected to offer deal to striker

Posted June 09, 2017

United are believed to have decided against offering the Swedish striker an extension to his one-year deal at Old Trafford, which expires on June 30, despite his 28-goal debut campaign. Ibrahimovic has an option in his contract to extend his stay another 12 months but it is believed United will opt out of that option.

At 35, Ibrahimovic is already approaching the final years of his career, and United are seemingly not keen on paying up his wages of around £19 a year without having him on the playing field.

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The striker has been out injured since picking up a cruciate injury toward the end of the season and undergoing surgery in May. José Mourinho has chose to release the Sweden great and the former Ajax.

While that seemed likely earlier in the campaign, Ibrahimovic's injury means the club now won't take up that option and the player will be included on the club's list of released players to be published by the Premier League on Friday.