Thursday, April 26, 2018

Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic be heading to the Premier League?

Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being linked with a move to the Premier League

Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being linked with a move to the Premier League

A flawed genius, an egotist, a world-class star are just a few phrases used to describe PSG and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his career.

The 34-year-old seems to divide opinion like no other current active player.

He has played in most of the major European leagues and his agent has hinted that Zlatan could be heading to the Premier League this summer.

Agent refuses to rule out move to England

Ibrahimovic’s agent has now refused to rule out a move to the Premier League. His agent Mino Raiola told Sky Sports: “I would like to see him in the Premier League.  I think it’s a game that is made for him with his strength. his ability, his technique, the stadiums with fantastic atmosphere and how football is lived,”

“It’s difficult now because for the first time in his life he wants to be a free agent so that he can look around and have a feeling day by day what he wants to do.

“There are a lot of projects on our table but he has not decided yet. Can he go to England? In theory yes he can because he will be a free agent and for sure there are some clubs always interested in him. What we will do at the end, I really don’t know.”

However, Raiola has ruled out a January move for the Swede, so it looks like the Swede will decide his destiny in the summer.

No doubting his talent

Ibrahimovic may divide opinion, but love him or loathe him his talented is undoubted. The striker has consistently scored goals in Europe’s biggest European leagues. The Swede has become a serial collector of silverware in his career.

English fans have questioned his talent in the past, but any regular watchers of the Swede in the last decade will confirm Ibrahimovic’s talent and worth. The man himself would probably say confirm his brilliance.

His ability to create something out of nothing has made him one of the most renowned players in world football. His personality often distracts from his sheer football ability, as he comes out with some very amusing and controversial sound-bites.

Even in the twilight of his career Ibrahimovic has found the net 17 times in 19 club appearances this season. He keeps going and scoring goals. At 34-years-old he would still be a very good free signing this summer, even if he would cost a pretty penny in wages.

Fits the bill at Arsenal

Zlatan is likely to have a queue of clubs lining up to sign him in the summer, not just from the Premier League either, but worldwide. Ibrahimovic has previously been linked with a number of clubs.

The Premier League club most linked with a move for the Swede is Arsenal. For me he would fit in perfectly in north London. Cynics will have question marks over his age, but his talent has not shown any sign of debating.

Ibrahimovic is the sort of intelligent player who would thrive with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla around him. The Gunners may be top of the Premier League table, but there always seems to be question marks over Olivier Giroud as the clubs first choice striker.

A move to the MLS has also been mooted for Ibrahimovic. However I highly doubt the Swedes ego would let him go into the night of the MLS quietly. He will want to be on the big stage of a major European league and Champions League next season.

A man with the ego of Ibrahimovic will relish the opportunity of conquering the last major European league he has not already starred in. The idea of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Premier League next season is a mouth-watering one.

Love him or hate him, Ibrahimovic is a player of unquestionable ability and in a Premier League currently lacking high-profile stars he would be a fantastic addition to the league.

Whether the man with a big head and the big talent will be heading for English shores this summer remains to be seen. If he does, then you can be sure that he will make his mark and in the process prove some of his very few doubters wrong.

Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be heading to the Premier League in the summer?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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It is NOT true that Zlatan has played in every major European league, but one. Zlatan has never played in EPL nor the German Bundesliga. Zlatan has played in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

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