There’s been wide spread reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave Manchester United before the end of his contract following complications with his injury.
Zlatan has done exceptionally well to recover from a potential career ending injury at the tail end of last season. Ibrahimovic recovered ahead of schedule from his cruciate ligament injury; however, he’s still suffering from some long term effects of the injury which is keeping him side-lined.
He is said to become available to play again from mid-February. However, with there being little left on his contract, it’s rumoured that he could be offered an early release to pursue the next phase of his career. Teams in the Chinese Super League and MLS being the most interested in the legendary striker; their season’s both start in March.
Personally, I think it’s unlikely he will want to leave Man Utd at this stage as there’s a reason he decided to resign for Man Utd whilst taking a big pay cut to do so: It’s his best chance of winning an unlikely Champions League medal.
If he does end up leaving early then we do need a winger this month as either Martial or Rashford would step into the Number 9 role with Lukaku.
Would you be happy for Zlatan to move on early, move Martial/Rashord to a Number 9 and bring in a winger? If so, which winger? If not, when and where would you play Zlatan?