With Arsenal fans asking for a new star striker and Zlatan Ibrahimović set to leave Paris Saint-Germain, the inevitable transfer rumour is bound to go on until the Swede’s future is decided.
Currently on international duty, Ibrahimović has been teasing the media a little as he looks towards the future.
“Yes, there is interest from the Premier League, I can confirm that,” the 34-year-old confessed while preparing to face the Czech republic in midweek. “The Premier League is the league in the world all people and fans speak about. A lot of things have to feel fine when I’m going to take a decision this summer.”
There have been plenty of suggestions that the striker is interested in living in London next year but would Arsenal go in for him? West Ham are allegedly interested and a number of other top clubs would surely chase his signature, but would it be money well spent?
On Ibrahimović’s current salary, even on a free transfer, a two-year contract would be a financial commitment of around €30m. That’s without factoring in a signing-on fee. You’d imagine the financial side of the deal will be an important one to him.
“When the moment comes, when all the cards are on the table, that’s when I have to go through what I want and then we’ll see who wants it more.
“It’s like a marriage. Two parties have to want it, not just one or the other. Each side needs to want it as much as the other.”
Zlatan may want Arsenal but he’ll be 35 in October and Arsène Wenger hasn’t signed a striker older than 26 since 1999. I’d wager that the striker will want that particular move more than the Gunners and, if he does want to play in the Premier League, he could have to settle for playing for Manchester United or even West Ham.