Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered £5 million a year by the latest MLS franchise Los Angeles FC.
The Swedish striker is running out of contract with the Premier League outfit and his future has been widely discussed in the media over the past couple of weeks.
Manchester United are thought to be keen to hold on to the experienced striker, but there is a big question whether Red Devils can match Ibrahimovic’s ambition as a move away from Old Trafford looms.
Los Angeles FC are thought to be eyeing Ibrahimovic as their marquee signing and are willing to invest a great deal of money to convince the Swede to join up this summer.
However, as the new MLS franchise is not to make a debut in the American top tier until next March, Daily Mail claim that Ibrahimovic would be allowed to play for Manchester United on loan in the first half of a Champions League season possibly.
The Red Devils are holding out for a spot in Europe’s elite club competition through Europa League qualification as this competition’s winner is guaranteed a place in the Champions League.
And with Manchester United currently fifth in the Premier League with four-point deficit behind Manchester City, their best chances of nailing the Champions League spot are through the Europa League.
And with Zlatan Ibrahimovic already indicating that another season at a club outside the Champions League would not be a possibility, Manchester United’s biggest chance of retaining Zlatan’s services is to fight their way through.
Manchester United are set to welcome Anderlecht in the second leg of the Europa league quarterfinal after a 1-1 stalemate from the first match in Belgium.
Red Devils will give their best to win and go through into the semi-final and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available at 1.67 (4/6) betting odds to score against Anderlecht and take his tally to 29 goals for Manchester United this season.