Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Raiola Mino has raised the hopes of Arsenal fans with the revelation that the former PSG star is yet to make up his mind on his next destination after his contract with the French champions ran out this summer. Raiola had this to say, “Manchester United are a great team with a great coach.
“It’s fascinating. I’ve made my decision, but he (Ibrahimovic) has not yet made his.”
Ibrahimovic has for a long time been linked with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United since the appointment of the Portuguese who still enjoys a cordial relationship with the Swede after the pair worked together at Inter Milan. Arsene Wenger might not fancy the Swede who has a big image and is a big character in the dressing room.
Such character has seen Ibrahimovic clash severally with his then coach at Barcelona (Pep Guardiola).
Arsenal might not also match the Big Swede’s massive wages which is in excess of £250,000-per-week even though he is a free agent this season. This will destabilise the wage structure of the North London club and it is something Wenger might not be willing to do for now. Another factor that might rule against Ibrahimovic is his advanced age (33) which is a big determining factor for Arsene Wenger who has consistently offered those above 30 a contract of less than 12 months.
Though a player of the highest quality after winning league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France, the forward broke French Ligue 1 record after scoring more than 33 goals in the French league last season. Ibrahimovic not only guarantees goals but also titles as his record have shown. He is perfect In aerial battles as well as being an inspiration to his team mates .
Arsenal fans should be forgiven for dreaming of the signing of the forward due to his goal scoring prowess.