Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester United has hit a snag because of the striker’s desire to play in the Olympic Games this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report suggests United have offered Ibrahimovic a one-year deal worth £250,000-a-week to reunite with his former boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, but his dream of representing Sweden at the Olympic Games has complicated the negotiations as United don’t like the idea of him missing the start of next season.
The 34-year-old striker has already confirmed his departure from PSG this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the last few weeks, with most papers agreeing that the deal will go through after the end of Euro 2016.
If the report is to be believed, Ibrahimovic would miss United’s China tour, the FA Community Shield game against champions Leicester City and the first game of the Premier League season.
It’d be a slight setback for Mourinho’s plans, but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker by any means. Manchester United wouldn’t just abandon their efforts of signing one of the best strikers in world football just because he could miss the first couple of games next season.