PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović has hinted that he could be open to a Premier League move this summer, with the Sweden international’s contract at the Parc des Prances set to expire in June.
At 34, the hugely popular striker is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Ibrahimović is comfortably leading the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 21 goals in just 20 appearances, and also made his mark in a more challenging competition on Tuesday, scoring from a deflected free-kick against Chelsea.
The Swede’s contract at PSG is due to expire this summer, and several top clubs in Europe will be relishing the prospect of signing such a gifted striker as a free agent. The Premier League is conspicuously absent from his CV, and unsurprisingly, there has been speculation about a potential move to England.
Ibrahimović only added fuel to that fire following his side’s win over Chelsea, telling several English journalists that he is in ‘good shape’ for the Premier League, and that he has ‘big things’ planned beyond the summer.
The PSG hitman is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: “I have another three months here and then what will happen? Big things will happen. Let’s see what happens.” Asked specifically about a Premier League move, the Swede coyly replied, “Let’s just say I am in shape.”
Zlatan Ibrahimović would be huge for the Premier League
The prospect of one of the world’s most revered striker making his way to the Premier League will have English Premier League fans salivating. The commercial benefits for the club who sign him will be huge, but the 34-year-old can still genuinely be considered as one of the best strikers on the planet.
Zlatan Ibrahimović already has 28 goals this season, but his goalscoring record over the past few seasons is extraordinary. From the season 2011-12 to 2014-15, his total goals tally in all competitions reads 35, 35, 41 and 30.
With José Mourinho expected to take over at Old Trafford in the summer, Manchester United is an obvious future destination. The Red Devils are also one of the few clubs in the division who will not struggle to match Ibrahimović’s wage demands. Manchester City can be ruled out given his relationship with Pep Guardiola, while the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are unlikely to be able to match his wage demands.
Chelsea, on the other hand, can afford his wages, but do not have Champions League to offer him. Whether or not he does make the move to England, the next career move for the legendary striker will definitely be one to watch.