Swedish forward John Guidetti – a fellow teammate of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – has all but confirmed the star striker’s move to Manchester United.
According to the trustworthy Sky Sports, Manchester United are all set to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the deal is expected to be concluded before Sweden’s first Euro 2016 match against Ireland on the 13th of June. United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Ibrahimovic’s representatives have reportedly met and discussed the move, and the two parties have finalised the terms on a one-year contract.
But if the Sky sources’ reports weren’t reliable enough already, the Swedish captain’s own national teammate John Guidetti has given further confirmation about the aforementioned transfer.
Guidetti, who previously spent seven years at Manchester City, plays alongside Zlatan in Sweden’s attack, and believes that the 34-year-old forward will settle easily at the Theatre of Dreams and be hugely influential in Manchester.
“I think he knows the Manchester weather like I do. He will settle,” said Guidetti.
“Anywhere he has gone he has performed. He is a world-class player and is a world-class person. Any team that gets him should be very grateful. He is fantastic, great. The way he speaks with all the younger players, the way he demands quality, it is a true pleasure to play with him.
“There’ll never be another Zlatan; he’s a one-off. The way that he talked and behaved has inspired me. He would say, ‘I’m going to be the best,’ and that’s not something a Swede normally says.”
Ibrahimovic has already won the league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France, and now looks to add a Premier League medal to his decorated trophy cabinet. However, with contrary reports now emerging, it seems very likely that Zlatan’s reunion with the ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho will be officially finalized after the Euro 2016 tournament, and not before it.