The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern were gutted to read reports yesterday suggesting star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be on his way out of the club this summer.
Following the Swede’s long-term knee injury back in April, the Red Devils are not expected to offer him fresh terms, despite scoring 28 goals prior to his ailment.
Having finally seen the 35-year-old in England, it’s a cruel end to his United career and the punters propping up the bar are downhearted about it indeed.
Interestingly enough, Ibra may not be the only big name forward on his way out of Old Trafford this summer. Skipper Wayne Rooney has long been linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams after falling down the pecking order and moves to both Everton and the Chinese Super League have been touted.
Indeed, the world and his wife seemed to think this was the end for Wazza at the club he joined in 2004, winning every title on the way.
Still, reports from the Daily Mail provide an interesting take on things. They claim the England international may now STAY at the club and see out his contract, due to the fact no other side can match his wages (a reported £250k-p/w) outside of China.
Manager Jose Mourinho is understood to see the value in keeping such an experienced head around, though our resident Red Devils want Rooney gone ASAP.