Zlatan Ibrahimovic played spoilsport at Stamford Bridge as he created the first goal and scored the second for PSG as they marched into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Chelsea.
Even at 34, Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains one of the deadliest strikers in professional football. He had a part to play in three of the four goals — scoring two and assisting one over the two legs — that took PSG into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Swedish superstar’s contract runs out at the end of the season, and there have been no communications between the player and the club with regard to extending his stay at the Ligue 1 side. Zlatan will probably walk out of Paris a free agent in the summer, and this has lead to a storm of speculation about his next destination.
Guus Hiddink, the vanquished manager of the Chelsea side, witnessed Zlatan’s devastating ability first hand as his team crashed out of the Champions League. The Dutchman thinks that Ibrahimovic still has what it takes to dominate in Europe.
“I think he has proven over many years. His personality is that he is the boss in this team,” said Hiddink, according to fourfourtwo.com.
“He is physically and mentally strong. He is not the youngest but for his age he is doing very well. He could adapt himself to any league in Europe.”
No stopping Zlatan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is showing no signs of slowing down, and it looks like even advancing age cannot stop the former Milan star from banging in the goals. He has been the star man of PSG’s domestic and European campaign this season, scoring 21 goals and registering 13 assists in just 29 starts for the Parisians. This means the Swedish striker is involved in an astonishing 1.4 goals per match.
PSG may be looking for a younger footballer to spearhead their attack, but it is definitely not because of diminishing effectiveness from their first-choice centre forward. Zlatan is as good as he ever was and will be a wanted man in the summer transfer window, despite the fact that he would command wages that could price out several European clubs.