Ibrahimovic says on social media he's joining Man United

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Posted: Jun 30, 2016 12:04 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told the world his secret: He's joining Manchester United.

The enigmatic Swedish striker said Thursday on his official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts that his next club will be the English Premier League giant. Ibrahimovic would be joining as a free agent, with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring in the offseason.

The English Premier League club is making no comment.

"Time to let the world know. My next destination is ManUtd," the 34-year-old Ibrahimovic wrote on Twitter above an image of United's club badge. He said the same on his Instagram account.

Ibrahimovic, who retired from international duty with Sweden after his country's exit from the European Championship last week, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks. He told a news conference last month that he had made a decision on his next club but would not elaborate.

Ibrahimovic would be linking up with former coach Jose Mourinho, who got on well with the pony-tailed forward during their time together at Inter Milan.

It would be Ibrahimovic's first stint in England, having also played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan. He has won titles in four countries.

Mourinho has already signed Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly since being announced as United manager last month.

United didn't qualify for the coming season's Champions League.