With his contract with Paris Saint Germain ending this summer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly showing potential suitors what they would get for their money, with another stellar showing as the French giants knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League. The eccentric forward who’s footballing CV includes spells with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, has put Premier League clubs on red alert, as the 34 year old shows no signs of slowing down. With a new contract with PSG seemingly not forthcoming, it looks likely that a move to England will finally materialise for the Swedish superstar.
Should Jose Mourinho take over from Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United, a move to Old Trafford could well be his preferred option, with Ibrahimovic and the former Chelsea manager sharing a mutual admiration from their time at Inter Milan together. The Swede certainly carries the physical attributes to be a success in the Premier League, and although he is now reaching the end of his career, he demonstrated at Stamford Bridge through a goal and an assist, that he still has plenty to offer at the top end of the game. In a game in which PSG dominated a Chelsea side struggling for form throughout this campaign, Ibrahimovic was the star of the show, as he again proved to be Chelsea’s nemesis with a complete performance.
With the European Championships in France meaning that teams may well have to wait until close to the deadline to attract their top targets. The likes of Paul Pogba, Antonie Griezmann and Mario Goetze are all names that could be on the lookout for new clubs.
Elsewhere in the Champions League this week, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg and Benfica have all progressed to the next stage as many football tips would have predicted. The Santiago Bernabeau was the stage as Madrid comfortably saw off the threat of Roma, in a game which saw Italian icon Francesco Totti play his last game in the European competition. Totti, like Ibrahimovic, is certainly one of football’s greats over the last century.