Mino Raiola has revealed that PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has options all across the world this summer, with the Premier League very much a possible destination.
The 34-year-old’s contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires this summer, thus leading to a free-for-all in terms of clubs interested in acquiring his services.
Having won multiple league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France, the Swedish international’s influence has yet to diminish despite his advanced years, and so numerous top clubs around Europe will undoubtedly be desperate to strengthen their respective squads with his arrival.
Raiola has discussed how good he believes Ibrahimovic still is, while revealing some of the options on the table for the towering forward at the end of the season, and after Euro 2016.
“Ibra? With the physicality and head that he has, I’ve told him that he can play for another five years,” Raiola said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He has incredible energy, which improves over time. And when he can, he goes on extreme hunting trips. He’s superhuman, in the sense that he does things that humans can’t even imagine.
“Do I have an idea in mind? It’ll be a special choice. €70m from China? I can’t say the figure, but it’s very big. I have in my hand offers from every continent. There will be a clear picture soon though.
“PSG? They’re doing everything to convince him to stay. Paris remains an option. Premier League? With the exception of Manchester City, where there’s [Pep] Guardiola, all the big clubs have knocked on the door. In Italy? Everyone, no exceptions. Even Napoli, but there they’re only good for making films.”
While he may still have his detractors who doubt his ability on the biggest stage given his record in the Champions League and having failed to win the competition as of yet, there is no denying what Ibrahimovic brings to his respective team.
As he has shown this season for PSG with 35 goals and 16 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions, he is still playing at a high level and would transform any team that he joins into a title contender.
His history with Guardiola would rule out a move to the Etihad, but Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all arguably remain viable options.
It is unlikely that Ibrahimovic will be purely motivated by money given that he still has plenty to offer at the highest level, and having enjoyed a great life in Italy on and off the pitch with the likes of AC Milan and Inter, a return to Serie A shouldn’t be entirely ruled out.