Five reasons we would like to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Premier League
With reports circling about Zlatan Ibrahimovic being linked away from PSG and a possible move to the Premier League in the air, Coral to take a look at five reasons why we would all love to see the Swedish striker in the top flight of English football, with Manchester United, 5/1 with Coral to win the Premier League, rumoured to be chasing him.
Because he can do this…
Remember this England fans? Imagine a goal this daring in the Premier League. No doubt it would be an automatic strike of the season contender and goalkeepers have been caught out for less in the top flight.
Great for a quote
He would no doubt have the same effect on the media as when Jose Mourinho first came to the Premier League. Ibrahimovic is known for his one-liners – see below for the best.
How to shake off Stephane Henchoz:
“First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.”
Mind your own business:
Reporter: “You’ve got some scars on your face, Zlatan. What has happened?”
Zlatan: “Well…I don’t know…you’ll have to ask your wife about that”
After being criticised by John Carew:
“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”
On refusing a trial at Arsenal:
“Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”
After being asked by a female reporter about a photo of him and Gerard Pique hugging:
“Come over to my house with your sister, baby, and I’ll show you who’s gay!”
On having one too many celebrating Juventus’ 2005 title win:
“It was the fault of David Trezeguet, who made me do one drink of vodka after another. I slept in the bathtub. Now I hold my vodka much better.”
What Zlatan bought his wife for her birthday:
”Nothing, she already has Zlatan.”
Everywhere he has been, Ibrahimovic has found the net. Throughout his career, he has scored 313 goals in 576 domestic matches and no doubt that would continue.
Fans would love him
Regardless of whether he plays for your team or not, English football fans love characters of the game and he would be more appreciated in England than he currently is in France. Past icons of top flight English football include Vinnie Jones and Eric Cantona who supporters country-wide admired from afar.
An easy fantasy football pick
The ever-growing craze popular with most fans throughout the season, the Swede would be an almost automatic pick in everyone’s team selection. His height means he can both assist and draw fouls, as well as score and he could easily become the most valuable player.