Reports are rife that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to conquer the English Premier League. The 34-year-old Swede is eyeing Old Trafford, especially with the intention of reuniting with his former boss Jose Mourinho.
Sources indicate that the heavily tattooed striker is looking to finalize a one-year contract worth approximately $319,330 per week – almost at par with his former boss’ weekly.
Ibrahimovic has won 13 league titles and 30 trophies in 15 seasons with European giants Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, A.C. Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, but a Champions league winner’s medal still eludes him. Will he win it at Old Trafford?
Photo: The vainglorious Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The vainglory pair of Mourinho and Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford will surely be a sight at the Theater of Dreams, come next footballing season. The duo are a pair of egoistic personas. Mourinho once said: Cristiano Ronaldo “is a good player but he is certainly not the best. He deserved the Golden Ball award because his team won the Champions League and the Premier League. But, for me, Ibrahimovic is the best.”
The Swedish international, Zlatan, is a well known vain talker, albeit an achiever, at the same time – the vainglory talks notwithstanding. He once tweeted before his final game with PSH in May. Zlatan tweeted:
“I came like a king, left like a legend,”
“One thing is for sure: a World Cup without me is nothing to watch,” he said after Sweden failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
“Nothing. She already has Zlatan,” replied Zlatan when asked what he would buy his wife for her birthday.
“Zlatan doesn’t do auditions,” declared Zlatan in 2000, before he was even famous, when asked to have a trial for Arsenal.
And finally, before a 2014 World Cup playoff qualification playoff with Portugal, he compared himself to God.
Reporter: “Who will win the World Cup playoff?”
Zlatan: “Only God knows.”
Reporter: “It’s kind of hard to ask him.”
Zlatan: “Why? You’re looking at him now.”
If those are not vainglory talks and tweets – I wonder what they’re?
Old Trafford is definitely the Theater of Dreams. Does Zlatan dream? I doubt it because already, Zlatan is the dream, itself – going by his own quotes and tweets.
Photo: Zlatan’s famed bicycle kick against England.
Reports say negotiations are on to land Zlatan at Old Trafford. I hear it will cost the club a pretty penny and unconfirmed reports say Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s most likely per-week Manchester United salary is mindblowing – $319,330 per week.
A most pertinent question is? Does United need a 34-year-old football player who is either past his prime or at his prime but struggling to play football, at his prime, albeit, still very well? I can’t answer that question but the chosen one may have chosen Zlatan!
Manchester United is still saddled with another footballer at his prime – a member of the old German Machine, Bastian Schweinsteiger 31, whose German Machine may have knocked engine as he struggled back from injuries sustained last season in the Barclays Premier League. Jose probably knows best. After all, isn’t he the special one?
Despite Zlatan’s fast-approaching prime train to his post-prime, I must say that Zlatan was really good and still good – from his own reckoning. Watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s famous 30-yard bicycle kick vs England, to know what I mean, below:
Up Man U!