Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints towards a possible move to the Premier Laague
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally shed some light on his possible future destination. The former Barcelona and Milan striker’s contract with the French club will expire at the end of the current season and speculations regarding a possible switch were fueled by the lack of interest on the Swede’s part to open new contract talks with his club.
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Just after the home victory over Chelsea in the Champions League, the charismatic forward hinted that he would be open to a move to the English Premier League after the end of this current campaign. Ibra’s agent Mino Raiola had declared back in January 2016 that his client’s impressive physique, strength and playing style would be ideally suited for the kind of football played by England’s top clubs.
When asked directly about his future, the 34-year-old striker told the reporters, "I have another three months here and, then, what will happen? Big things will happen. So let's see.”
He was also asked if he would be open to a switch to the Premier League, in reply to which he said, “Let’s just say I am in good shape.”
His last comment simply puts focus on the comment his manager had made some time ago and added fuel to the speculations. With England being a possible target, a move to the United States and Qatar can not be ruled out altogether.
Speculations regarding Ibra’s move to Manchester United strengthened over the last couple of months and the general consensus is that the Swedish International might want to look for a reunion with his former boss Jose Mourinho, who is currently the top-most contender for the managerial position at Old Trafford, if Van Gaal is relieved of his duties.
When asked about Mourinho, Ibra simply said, “He should have been here.”
Ibra refuses to rule Chelsea out of the tie
The PSG frontman was a major force during his team’s CL clash against Chelsea, as he had scored the opening goal. Although they were the better team and ended up winning the match by 2-1, Ibra was reluctant to take his opponents lightly.
He said: “Chelsea are a fantastic team. Just because they are not doing as well as they normally do in the Premier League, it doesn't mean they are weak. It is a strong team with fantastic players.”
He also added, "I remember two years ago we won the first leg 3-1 against them, and we still didn't go through, so this competition can be unpredictable. We have a second leg to play and anything could happen. But we will be confident going to London. If we play the way we did in Paris, we are confident of going through.”