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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for being the notorious one and has always managed to be at the centre of attention. Recently, the tall striker didn’t miss his opportunity to let the football world know that his time is up at the Parc des Princes by tweeting: “I came like a king, left like a legend.”
Not having won the World Cup or the Champions League, Ibra still looks to be hungry for European glory and might have an eye for a club that’ll offer him European football.
He took the internet by storm after that tweet, fueling on speculations related to the Premier League, Serie A and the MLS. It is still unsure where the Swedish international will end up, with Manchester United the favourites from England, AC Milan from Italy and LA Galaxy from North America.
Zlatan has scored more than 350 goals in over 650 appearances and with his spell at his French outfit PSG, he helped them to clinch 11 titles in just 4 years.
Age is indeed just a number, with Ibrahimovic still going strong at the age of 34.
The Red Devils are highly interested in securing the services of the 34 year old and English media reports that Ibrahimovic has been offered a one year deal, with an option for a second year. However, this move looks difficult to take place if Louis Van Gaal is to remain at the club.
If United see a managerial change with Jose Mourinho coming in, there are high chances of the current PSG striker to join the English side which would see them pair up again since their days at Inter Milan.
The downside to this transfer talk is that the prolific striker’s agent has denied these rumours by telling Sky Sports that such reports are not accurate.
Final payday at the MLS?
As most notable players move to the MLS after a certain age, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic sign for LA Galaxy. Major League Soccer already boasts the names of David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and many others.
Multiple sources have confirmed with ESPN that there are discussions for free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play in the MLS. Not only LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids are also interested in the tall Swede.
It’s still unsure if StubHub Center will soon welcome Ibrahimovic as they already have the maximum three designated players, but anything can happen if Bruce Arena’s men dare to go Zlatan.
Serie A return?
Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola has indicated that the player could return back to the Serie A, that too for AC Milan. “Ibra could return to Italy, to Milan,” Raiola told Italian GQ.
The Ligue 1 title winner has previously played for both Inter and Juventus at Italy as well, but AC Milan looks to be his preferred destination where he managed to win two cups in two years.
It is still unclear where the 6 ft 5 inch striker will end up playing, with heavy links from China, England, North America and Italy.
Written by Tejas Shetty
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