Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a nomad for most of his superstar career, and he’s never played for an English club.
The appetite amongst English media and Premier League fans to see “Ibra” in England’s top flight is pretty big, and we rarely see three months pass without the big Swede, 34, quizzed on his future.
Given that he’s in the longest single club stretch of his career, his contract ends this summer and he could have multiple former managers at big money Premier League clubs next season, his Tuesday comments after Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win over Chelsea toss a little extra fuel on the fire.
Ibrahimovic made a pointed effort to speak to English journalists after PSG’s Champions League victory over Chelsea on Tuesday night and, asked if he could play in England before he retires, said: “I have another three months here and then what will happen? Big things will happen. Let’s see what happens.”
Pressed on whether the Premier League is an attractive option, Ibrahimovic cryptically added: “Let’s just say I am in shape.”
Now Ibrahimovic left Barcelona in part because of a tough relationship with Pep Guardiola, who is set to lead Manchester City, but what if his respected pal Jose Mourinho takes over at Manchester United?
It’s just gossip, but it’s interesting gossip. He has previously said he wouldn’t regret never playing in the Premier League, but teammates disagree.