Jose Mourinho Claims He’ll Not Stop Star Player From Leaving

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Manchester United could be short of a striker before the transfer window comes to a close, and the name in question is a big one. In fact, Jose Mourinho has expressly revealed that he wouldn’t stand in the way of a potential departure for the said forward.

Jose Mourinho addressed the rumors stating that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has received an offer to move to LA Galaxy by stating that he would aid any potential move.

Mourinho revealed: “Zlatan is in the last year of his contract. If, if, if – and he said nothing to me – but if, if, if that is true, and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country, we are here to help and create conditions to help, not to make his life difficult.”

Despite being 36 years of age, the Swede silenced his critics last season with an impressive performance in England. Unfortunately, a shock knee injury cut his campaign short, and his return since, despite being remarkably early, wasn’t a full one.

Having sustained another injury, the striker is currently recovering.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic prepares to come on as a substitute while he speaks to Jose Mourinho.

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Mourinho added: “He told me nothing about it. The first time I read something about this is from you, I read from somewhere or saw on some TV channel, he never mentioned that to me, so I don’t know.”

It would be uncharacteristic of Zlatan to wish for a move at this point in the season, particularly after his insistence that he wasn’t done, and would make a firm return.

Having initially been let out of contract, a new one-year-long deal was penned by him back in August. His six appearances since returning in November have been far from satisfactory.

Supporters will be hoping that there is no substance to these remarks, and that Mourinho might not have to face an opportunity to make good of his word.

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Written by Naveen Kelvin  

A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.


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