Zlatan Ibrahimovic will announce his next move on Tuesday, the striker says.
The assumption is that Ibrahimovic will join Manchester United on a one-year deal, becoming Jose Mourinho’s first signing as United manager.
With speculation rife, Ibrahimovic was asked after Sweden’s 3-0 win over Wales when his new deal would be announced.
“There will be a big announcement on the 7th,” Ibrahimovic said.
“It will be this summer’s big bomb.”
“It feels good, feels better than good. A lot will happen with this news, so hopefully you’ll all enjoy.”
Ibrahimovic was then asked whether his new club had been decided. “Come and see on the 7th,” was the reply.
Reports suggest that United will pay Ibrahimovic almost £300,000 per week for the length of his one-year deal, while there is the option to extend it by a further year. If that seems like an expensive venture, it’s only the same as Wayne Rooney’s contract. We know which player we’d rather have next season.
Sweden coach Erik Hamren has already said that he would permit Ibrahimovic to leave the squad’s camp to finalise a move.
“We have days off,” Hamren said.
“We plan our activities and the players can act based on that. I’m not going to speculate about such things.”