Super-agent Mino Raiola has hinted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could pursue a move to Major League Soccer despite Jose Mourinho recently dismissing the speculation. The 36-year-old is expected to return to first-team action by the back-end of February after taking a two-month period out from the game due to minor recurrence of his knee injury.
In an interview covered by Sport Mediaset, Raiola has hinted that the Swede is content with his situation at Old Trafford, though he refused to rule out a potential move to the United States for his client, he said: “I’m relaxed. He’s in good shape and he has three or four months of time to decide what to do.” And when asked on Ibrahimovic’s MLS ambitions, he added: “If he wants to.”
Ibrahimovic struggled for match fitness during his limited playing time between November and December, and his mid-season break may have perhaps ended his chances of commanding a regular role with United. A number of younger players including Jesse Lingard have stepped up to the plate in this period whilst winter recruit Alexis Sanchez would probably command the centre-forward role when Lukaku is given a break.
The veteran is deemed to be contemplating on his United future over the past few weeks, and a move to Los Angeles Galaxy, as many predict, could be a favourable option as he would command a regular role upfront on a sizeable wage package, in the twilight of his career.