Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a minimum of five years left as a footballer, his agent Mino Raiola has claimed.
The 36-year-old is currently sidelined with an injury that some initially feared could end his career.
However the Swede is soon due to return to action and when he does will be stronger than ever according to Raiola.
‘He has so much in him,’ Raiola told Expressen before joking that the forward will have to work for him. ‘I think minimum another five or six years. I won’t let him stop, he has to work for me now. I have been working for him for several years. Now it’s my turn. My children are grown up and I need money.
‘We have agreed that he is only working for me for five years now. So we’re flipping it now. The salary comes to me and he gets the commission.’
Ibrahimovic signed a fresh one-year deal with Manchester United over the summer after which it is unclear what his next move will be.
But such claims from Raiola will give rise to a belief he could extend his deal again with the Red Devils.
Much of that however will depend on his form when he returns. He is expected to be available to Jose Mourinho around Christmas.