Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never played in the Premier League but multiple reports on Friday claimed the enigmatic forward, 34, may be heading to England.
Ibrahimovic, 34, is out of contract this summer and will not re-sign with Paris Saint-Germain.
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He has recently revealed that no talks have been held with other clubs, but the Swedish international forward is likely to have offers from China, Major League Soccer and across Europe this summer following the 2016 European Championships.
According to the Daily Star, Manchester United is willing to offer Zlatan $375,000 per week to sign a deal at Old Trafford for two-years.
The Star also claims that Chelsea and Arsenal is sniffing around Zlatan, who has led PSG to four-straight Ligue 1 titles since arriving in France plus dazzled with Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, Ajax and Barcelona in the past.
At the age of 34 he doesn’t appear to be slowing down his scoring, as he bagged two of PSG’s four goals as they knocked Chelsea out of the UEFA Champions League earlier this month and Les Parisiens face Manchester City in the UCL quarterfinals.
This season he has scored 35 goals in 40 games for PSG, taking his tally to 141 in 169 games for the French powerhouse. Remarkable.
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So, does Zlatan have what it takes to play in the PL for the remaining years of his career?
Many have doubted whether or not his physicality would be canceled out by the power and pace of the English game, but with Wayne Rooney hitting 30 and United devoid of other central striking options despite youngster Marcus Rashford emerging and Anthony Martial excelling out wide, surely a move for a man who is out of contract in June would make sense?
After all, this is Zlatan we are talking about. From a commercial standpoint he will sell shirts to pay back his huge wage demands and there is no transfer fee. Plus, if Zlatan does arrive it would surely mean the end for Louis Van Gaal as the duo fell out in 2004 when they were both at Ajax. As for Zlatan and Jose Mourinho, they get on remarkably well and Mourinho rates Zlatan highly. With the “Special One” the red-hot favorite to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, it seems like he could have an experienced striker of high quality joining him.
Even if he can only do the business for two years, United should dare to Zlatan…