Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to wait out PSG contract before signing with United

According to the Telegraph, the Swede is just waiting for his contract to run out with PSG to get a bonus before signing with the Red Devils.

Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to wait out PSG contract before signing with United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden before the international friendly between Sweden and Wales at Friends Arena on June 5, 2016 in Solna, Sweden. (Photo by Mikael Sjoberg/Ombrello/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United are stalling the signing of the enigmatic Swedish striker. The Swede is reportedly holding out on making his much-awaited move to the Premier League due to wanting to collect a massive bonus that is stated in his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

If Ibrahimovic can finish out the remainder of his contract, which ends on June 30th, a feat he is likely to do, he is due a multi-million-pound bonus as a loyalty fee. Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, is also set to receive a bonus for his client meeting that loyalty bonus.

Much-awaited announcement not what it seemed to be

On June 7th, Ibrahimovic was set to make an announcement which many were hoping that it was his official announcement on his move to Manchester United. However, the announcement he actually made was the launching of his sportswear brand A-Z.

The striker was asked about where he was headed next after Paris and said that there was no confirmation and that he wanted reporters to keep making stories and that when he was tired, he will let them know where he goes. He finished it off saying his future was with A-Z and that there would even be in A-Z in Manchester too.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG celebrates his second goal during the French Cup Final match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Stade de France on May 21, 2016 in Saint-Denis nearby Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Ibrahimovic celebrates his second goal during the French Cup Final match between PSG and Olympique de Marseille | Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Positive talks with United

According to the Telegraph, Ibrahimovic and agent Mino Raiola held positive talks with United as the striker is set to reunite with Jose Mourinho, having worked with him at Inter Milan. After June 30th, Ibrahimovic becomes a free agent with United set to offer him a lucrative contract giving him a one-year contract, earning £250,000 a week. That contract reportedly has an option for an extra year.

Mourinho and Ibrahimovic's league title record | Photo: Harry Robinson/VAVEL UK
Mourinho and Ibrahimovic's league title record | Photo: Harry Robinson/VAVEL UK