Zlatan Ibrahimović Confirms He’s Headed To Manchester United

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Welp. It’s happening.

The rumors have been building for months. Every reputable media outlet has been saying it’s happening this week.

And now, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it official: he’s signing with Manchester United.

The 34-year-old striker left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season after his contract expired. United had long been touted as his next destination, but the official move was put off so Zlatan could focus on Euro 2016. With Sweden’s run ending in the group stages— and Zlatan having subsequently retired from international duty— the move to Old Trafford was able to proceed.

The signing reunites Zlatan with incoming manager José Mourinho. Two two worked together at Inter Milan during the 2008-09 season and the two remained on good terms.

Zlatan comes to United as one of the most decorated players in Europe, having played for the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan, Juventus, and Ajax, in addition to the aforementioned Inter and PSG and his home club Malmö. He has league champion medals from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and the Eredivisie, as well numerous individual honors including several Team Of The Year nominations and the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award.

But more than his accomplishments, Zlatan is known for his brash personality and (some would say overinflated) sense of self-confidence. It’s gotten him in trouble on more than one occasion, but with Mourinho at the helm it’s entirely possible his worst impulses can be kept in check. And with United having lost its swagger in recent seasons, Zlatan may just be the right player at the right time.