Football’s biggest enigma, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain once his contract runs out at the end of the season to look for a new challenge which could, in turn, mean Premier League football.
During his illustrious career, Ibrahimovic has featured Europe’s top League’s except the Premier League, and it might just be time for the phenomenal striker to prove himself in the English top flight.
The Ligue 1 has petite competition, with the title being somewhat tailored to PSG’s monopolized dominance.
The Premier League, on the other hand, is a League where nobody is assured top spot because of the high amounts of quality each team possesses.
So without further ado let’s take a look at the likely destinations for Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of next season:
Manchester United have had to endure yet another disappointing season with a place In the top four looking quite unlikely for them.
Their attack seems to be in utter shambles, with their only bright sparks going forward being Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who just recently broke into the United first-team.
United will be keen on proving their doubters wrong next season by mounting a viable title challenge, but they’ll need to bring in a world-class forward that can assure them an astronomical goal return and who better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic to do just that.
With Zlatan leading the Charge, United will become an extremely potent attacking side, and could be en route to challenge for the Premier League title.
Zlatan will probably request for enormous wages, and for a team who’s spent £250m over the last three years on fruitless players, paying Ibrahimovic’s high wage demands shouldn’t be a problem.
The Blues are another Premier League side reportedly looking into the possibility of signing Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea has been faced with a lot of problems this season and one of them is their lack of prolificacy with their primary goal outlet Diego Costa not having the best of seasons.
Following the announcement of Antonio Conte as the new Chelsea boss next season, we’re expecting to see quite a number of changes up front in a bid to get Chelsea back into the Champions League next season.
Conte will most definitely have his sights set on Ibrahimovic ahead of his arrival at Stamford Bridge next season, but it remains to be seen if the Swedish international will opt for a move to the London Outfit.
West Ham’s inclusion in this list might come as a big surprise considering the stature of the club, but with the way things are panning out right now for the Hammers, they’re set to become a team of a different calibre next season.
This season has been an absolute revelation of what West Ham are really capable of under the right guidance as they’ve absolutely taken the Premier League by storm in their first campaign under Slaven Billic.
The Hammers are moving over to the Olympic Stadium next season, a move which will be greeted with much expectation because of their impressive performances this season.
Slaven Billic has instilled a more attacking approach in West Ham’s style of play but it’s quite evident that they need someone who can consistently hit the back of the net as the likes of Diafra Sakho, and Andy Carroll aren’t prolific goalscorers.
Traditionally a move to a new stadium means the beginning of a transitional phase for any football club during which one or two world-class players arrive at the team in order to take it to the next level. West Ham already have Dimitri Payet, but the chance to acquire a player such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be too good to resist.
Ibrahimovic has already expressed his desire to look for a new challenge, but what could be more challenging than taking up the catalyst role in the West Ham attack?.
If West Ham tables a good offer for Ibrahimovic, there’s a good chance that he might opt to play for them considering the positive vibes around the club at the moment.
A move to Manchester City though Is extremely unlikely for the simple reason of Pep Guardiola. It’s no secret that Guardiola and Ibrahimovic don’t get along much so if Zlatan opts for a move to the Premier League he’s most likely going to sign for Manchester United, Chelsea or West Ham.