Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is among the many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.
Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Swedish international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.
CONTRACT SITUATION: Ibrahimovic's three-year deal at PSG will expire in July 2015.
CURRENT CAMPAIGN: Ligue 1—32 games, 27 goals, 7 assists; Champions League—9 games, 3 goals, 7 assists
SCOUTING GUIDE: Ibrahimovic at his best is close to unplayable. Strong in possession with delectable touch and an instinct for the spectacular, the striker can conjure goals from thin air and is extremely hard to police due to his wandering nature. Despite a reputation for being selfish his support play for PSG this season played a big role in their reaching the Champions League quarterfinals.
WHERE NEXT? Ibrahimovic has never been one to overstay his welcome. A recent spat with PSG director of football Leonardo (Dirty Tackle) fed speculation he may be off this summer to try and win yet another title with yet another club.
Goal.com claimed Manchester City might be interested, should they fail to land Edinson Cavani. Meanwhile, reports in Italy (as translated by Eurosport-Yahoo!) claim Juventus are keen on landing the pony-tailed assassin.
That said, in a recent interview with French newspaper L'Equipe (translated by Metro) Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying he planned to stay at PSG for the remainder of his contract.
With it still unclear who will be coaching PSG next season don't be surprised if Ibrahimovic has a change of heart. Equally, after a fine first season in Paris, he may very well go against type and leave the gossip mongers disappointed.
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