This summer, one of football’s most decorated strikers is set to become available on a free transfer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG contract expires at the end of the season and, if he doesn’t sign a new deal with the Paris giants, he will be leaving the Parc des Princes having won four Ligue 1 titles back to back.
But winning league titles is nothing new for the 34-year-old Swedish legend.
In total, Zlatan has 13 major European league triumphs to his name. In addition to his four French titles with PSG, he has won two Eredivisies with Ajax, one La Liga with Barcelona and Serie A six times with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus, although his two with Juve were later revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal.
Surely England would be the ideal next destination for football’s greatest living rockstar?
Earlier this month, L’Equipe reported that Manchester United were considering making an offer for Zlatan, adding that they saw him as someone who could be an excellent mentor for young forward Anthony Martial.
With 27 goals scored in 25 league games this season, Zlatan would surely provide more than just wisdom were he to move to Old Trafford.
Nine Premier League teams have hit more goals than the Red Devils this season, while leading scorer Martial – despite flashes of brilliance – has only netted seven times.
Zlatan would walk into United’s starting XI. There is no doubt about that.
United playmaker Juan Mata, who – along with Wayne Rooney – has been his side’s joint-leading creator of goals this season with four assists in the Premier League, has admitted that he would be happy to link up with Zlatan.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mata said: “Obviously he is a very good player and I like to play with very good players. I don’t decide that. He decides that and the club decides that, but I think every player will be happy to play with him.
“I don’t know what he is going to do. I don’t know if he is going to finish his contract or not at the end of the season with PSG and if he is going to stay there or not. Maybe he tries a new chapter in his long career, which is probably the best in the history of Swedish football.”