Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected the flurry of offers from China to move to the Far East as he opted to extend his stay in English football.

The former Swede international had a lot of critics prior to his move to the Premier League, with many citing strong concerns. The 35-year old star has shamed them all to start his campaign on a brilliant note.

Since leaving French champions Paris St. Germain on a free transfer deal last season, the player has been impressive for the Red Devils. Ibrahimovic has netted 16 times for Manchester United after 25 games.

He was reportedly offered £120 million to move to China but his agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the player would remain with the current set-up.

“There is a big chance that there will be a second year. We had already included that in the contract so it is not new for us and Manchester United. Both parties are very happy with that. It is more a question of time or when, rather than if,” the agent said.

Raiola admitted that there were many interests last season but that the former Barcelona player opted to come to England to prove his mettle.

“The boy is not done yet. He still has it in him. He still has the fire that he wants to win, that he wants to perform, and if it was only money he was after, he would not be at Manchester United,” Raiola added.

Mourinho has openly disclosed that the club was happy with the performances of the player despite initial fears. He said the club would be happy to retain him for another year. It is likely that upon completion of the second year, the then 37-year old could still play in the MLS or China before hanging his boots.


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