Manchester United are set to hand Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new one-year contract after his fine start to life at Old Trafford, according to reports.
The Swede joined United on a one-year deal from PSG with the option of another year and it looks like the Red Devils are already set to enter discussions on extending the deal beyond the initial one year.
According to the Mirror, United are not only already preparing to take up that option – but will also offer an extra year on top in a package that would take the striker, who turns 35 next month, close to his 38th birthday.
According to a Mirror source, Ibrahimovic is said to be a “the kind of talisman not seen at the club since Eric Cantona.”
The 34-year old has enjoyed a long career free of serious injuries, and was seen as a short-term remedy for new boss Jose Mourinho when he teamed up again with his former Inter coach on a £250,000-a-week deal.
But the belief now is that he is in such great physical shape he can go on for a further two years after this season.
United are now planning to sit down with Ibrahimovic early in the New Year to discuss his future.
Meanwhile, the report also claims that United has finally drawn a line under ever tempting Ronaldo back to Old Trafford and signing fellow global superstars Bale and Neymar.