Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s rumoured move to David Beckham’s Major League Soccer could be in doubt following comments made by the Paris Saint-Germain striker to the media.
The Swedish superstar has reportedly confirmed that he has committed to playing for Beckham’s new MLS franchise—based in Miami—when it is launched in 2018.
However, while the forward had been tipped to move to the United States this summer, when his contract at PSG ends at the end of the campaign, he may now be set to extend his stay in Europe.
Speaking to the media, as per the Mirror, the attacker was asked about the prospect of moving to the Premier League.
“Let’s just say, I’m in shape for it,” Zlatan said, somewhat cryptically, in comments that should fuel endless transfer speculation linking the hitman with a move to the EPL.
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According to the tabloid, the attacker is wanted by Jose Mourinho, with the former Chelsea manager—dismissed by the Pensioners at the end of 2015—understood to want to be keen to sign the forward should he replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.
The Portuguese coach was understood to be keen on signing the forward during his time at Stamford Bridge—before Roman Abramovich opted to curtail the coach’s reign—but he may soon get his chance to hook up with the striker he worked with at Inter Milan.