Zlatan Ibrahimovich will not cost Arsenal single penny in transfer fees if Arsene Wenger were to sign the brilliant Swedish international in the summer, as his contract with the French champions PSG is due to run out at the end of the season if PSG do not renew it and they are apparently looking to sign a new star. Also the 34-year old has apparently let it be known that he fancies a stint in the English Premier League, so….
Zlatan is a winner and so it would have to be one of the big EPL clubs. No problem there, as long as we do not completely mess up and finish outside the top four, but Wenger never has before and surely will not break that run this year. One former Arsenal striker has urged the boss to make this transfer happen, as Thierry Henry has been reported by Metro saying that the Swede would be an ideal summer signing for the Gunners.
Henry said, “I hear that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to come.
“I think a lot will depend on if we finish in the top four, are we going to make the Champions League and attract that sort of player?
“You know that Zlatan can do a job and N’Golo Kante can do a job for us – I’m sure Leicester fans will be upset with what I said.
“But those are the kind of guys that we know about that we must try and get.”
And if we try then we are likely to succeed according to The Telegraph which is reporting that Ibrahimovic has privately expressed a desire to play for Arsenal. So then we are back to whether Wenger wants him in north London. His undoubted ability would surely give our title hopes a boost but there are a couple of reasons for me to suspect the prof would not be too keen.
The player’s ego is one and Wenger has often spoke about dressing room harmony. Another is his famous wage structure. Zlatan might be available on a free but you can bet he would demand a massive salary and want to be the club’s top paid star. Will these two things prove to be a deal breaker and if so, would Wenger be right?