Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set join a Premier League club in this summer’s transfer window. The Paris Saint-Germain frontman will not sign a new contract with the French side, despite their best efforts, and it looks as though, finally, Sweden’s international might grace a team on our shores with his presence.
The Swedish hit-man has scored goals wherever he’s been, and despite being 34, he shows no signs of slowing – he’s scored 107 goals in 118 appearances in his four years in the French capital. Zlatan will be available on a free at the end of this season and will be hoping to attract potential suitors when he captains his national side at EURO 2016. Sweden will have a tough time getting out of the Groups with Italy and Belgium both in their group. Their first game is against the Republic of Ireland which could be another game dominated by Zlatan and be his only time to showcase himself. You can see see all of Zlatan’s Euro 2016 fixtures on bethut.
He’s being linked with a new Premier League side almost every day and with the clock ticking down towards the opening of the transfer window, it is very much a case of seeing him at either the Emirates or Stamford Bridge or even for a resurgence at Old Trafford for the start of the 2016/17 showdown.
Chelsea could do with an extra forward as Diego Costa is being extensively linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid. Loic Remy, he is a useful impact sub but won’t score enough goals to fire Chelsea back into title contention. There’s also Bertrand Traore, who has a lot expected of him but is bereft of Premier League experience, so Ibrahimovic could be the answer to Chelsea’s potential goal scoring headaches.
United have struggled to find the back of the net all season. Wayne Rooney looks like he’ll be plying his trade as a ‘No.10’ now for the Red Devils, and whilst the emergence of Marcus Rashford has been good news for the Old Trafford crowd, they surely can’t be content with the team relying on him as their main source of goals. The way Man United’s squad is set up, a big name is needed to lead the line and they don’t come much bigger than ‘Ibra’. He’d relish the chance to be United’s latest hero and the challenge of finally regaining the Premier League title for the club.
Finally speaking of clubs that need a world class striker, we have Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had the chance to sign Ibrahimovic when he was breaking through, but turned him down, yet perhaps it’ll come full circle with Zlatan finally joining the Gunners. Olivier Giroud looks like a world beater on his day, but that day doesn’t come often enough. There’d be no hiding from ‘Ibra’ who could finally answer Wenger and his dwindling number of fans’ prayers. It remains to be seen if Wenger is even at the club next year, but in the likely event he is, getting the big Swede in may just appease his critics.
Zlatan would be a great edition to any of the teams to see out the final years of his illustrious career.