Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reportedly Contacted by Orlando City for MLS Transfer

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2015

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic eyes the ball during the Champions League Group A soccer match between PSG and Malmo at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic could soon be about to land in Major League Soccer, with Orlando City ready to pounce for the mercurial Swedish talisman. 

Football website TuttoMercatoWeb.com (h/t MLSSoccer.com) say the forward might begin an American adventure if he decides to depart the French champions, joining Brazilian icon Kaka at the MLS club.

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Johnson added the Italian website believe the player has already agreed personal terms with the Florida team:

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 4: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG (left) celebrates his goal with Angel Di Maria of PSG during the French Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG) and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes stadium on October 4, 2015 in Pa
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The Swede has previously spoken about his desire to move stateside as the end of his career approaches, telling Yahoo Sports

I would like to play in U.S., absolutely. I would like to play. Which team? Am I allowed to say that? No, I cannot say that. I think it would be an amazing experience. I see that soccer is growing a lot in U.S. I mean, I was here 10 years ago [and] soccer was not on the level that it is today, but it's growing. It's growing in the right direction and I want it to be on the level of Europe. It will come here.

The striker's previous comments clearly indicate he would be open to a move to Orlando, with the club one of the most ambitious franchises in the MLS. 

He continues to be one of the leading lights of European football, and one of the most watchable footballers on the planet. The striker recently proved how valuable he still is to PSG, setting a new record, per Bleacher Report UK:

Ibrahimovic scored his 110 goals in only 137 appearances in all competitions, according to Stefan Coerts of Goal.com. He commented after taking the record, stating his intentions are to continue with the club in the immediate future, per the club's official website (h/t Coerts): 

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It is a great feeling. Every time you break a record, it feels fantastic and amazing. But I don't stop here. I continue and want to keep doing well for this club. You never know what happens in the future, but what I have achieved at PSG is amazing and I feel very happy. Hopefully, I can continue on this path and make more history, just like I have been doing so far.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during warmup before the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on October 4, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Aurelien Meunier
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His legs are ageing, but the player has shown no signs of degradation—he has looked stronger than ever during his time in the French capital.

However, as a talent who has represented the biggest clubs in the world, he might feel the lifestyle on offer in Orlando is hugely appealing, especially if PSG have designs on adding to their attacking pool.

Orlando are a good fit for the striker, and he would hope to be a raging success in America. He is the kind of entertaining maverick the MLS craves, and he would be a box office draw at every city he plays in.