English Premier League side Manchester United are set to extend the contract of forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic by a year.
Manager Jose Mourinho made the revelation, according to the BBC. The 35-year old former Sweden international joined Old Trafford during the summer on a free transfer from French side, Paris St Germain.
Ibrahimovic left PSG after four years at the end of last season on a free transfer with the option of a year extension. In 17 games, his eight goals returns have earned him a new deal of another year.
“We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants,” Mourinho disclosed.
Ibrahimovic has recorded brilliant stats in various clubs he has played for in his career, and might play beyond his second year at United before he hangs his boot. The 35-year old player scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden before he retired this year as captain.
Ibrahimovic is a highly decorated player, having won a title since 2001 playing for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and PSG before his move to England. The striker is set to have a statue in his honour. The statue is set to be erected in Stockholm after he was named as the country’s top player for a 10th successive year.
“For the moment we haven’t had any discussions. I have a contract that says one plus one year. I feel fresh, I feel in shape and physically if I feel like now, probably it will be a second year. I want to be realistic with myself – I want to be able to perform like I can do and not waste time. Now it is probably a yes, but I need discussions,” Ibrahimovic said.