Manchester United and Arsenal target Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has made it clear that his client is not looking for a final payday, as his main intention is to continue playing at the highest level when he possibly leaves Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the current campaign. The Swedish forward, who will be a free agent, will have a lengthy list of suitors from all across Europe if he decides to leave the Parc des Princes when his contract expires in the summer.
The Sweden international has admitted that he will leave the Ligue 1 side in the summer, with Premier League clubs showing keen interest in signing him. United and Arsenal along with West Ham United have been linked with a move, but were wary of the wages they will have to pay to acquire his services. The agent's comments will come as a big boost to interested clubs, as it could spark a bidding war for the 34-year-old striker, who has notched up 39 goals and 16 assists in 42 games in all competitions thus far this season.
Raiola had earlier revealed that all the top clubs in England apart from Manchester City had made enquiries regarding the striker's availability, while also opening the door to the possibility of the striker remaining with PSG next season. Ibrahimovic is yet to give a clear hint with regards to his preferred destination as he focusses on finishing the season on a high with the French capital club. They have already wrapped up the league title and have the possibility of progressing to the semi-finals of the Champions League, but they have to beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium with the score standing at 2-2 following the first-leg in Paris on 6 April.
"Zlatan's sole priority at this moment is to end the season well. Zlatan knows what he wants to do. He wants to play in the final of the Champions League, and if possible to win it," Raiola said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"Zlatan is motivated and all clubs who offer him a contract know that. He doesn't need to continue for financial reasons, he wants to prove himself at the highest level, just as he has the other years when people thought he was too old."
"I'm not saying the financial aspect is not important at all, but his motivation is not money. If you are the best, you must be paid as the best," the 34-year-old striker's agent added.