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Ibrahimovic keen on extended Manchester United stay

All of the talk surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at Manchester United has been focused on whether or not the Swede will sign on for another year at the club, in keeping with United’s policy of only offering player’s over 30 year-long extensions to their contract. As it turns out, a new report suggests that not only is the former Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona and Ajax striker keen to extend his stay at Old Trafford, he wants to stick around for an extra season on top.

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The Mirror are reporting that Ibrahimovic is keen to sign on for another two years, which will take him up to 37. The striker has allayed fears about his ability to perform at Premier League level having scored 26 goals in his first season in English football, and given how frequently the Swede’s strikes have been of huge importance to United this season, it might be in Jose Mourinho’s best interests to push for an extended deal.

Of course, that might not necessarily help everyone. There are fears that retaining Ibrahimovic’s services for another two years could stunt Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s development, which is something that the club and their manager will need to take into account. Still, given Ibrahimovic’s incredible exploits this season, it would be hugely negligent of United not to explore the possibility of tying down the talismanic striker for a longer period than they initially considered.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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