Eastlands misfit to switch places with Nou Camp forward?
Barcelona are trying to thrash out a deal that will see Zlatan Ibrahimovic swap places with Manchester City’s Robinho.
New Barca president Sandro Rossell has admitted that he is personally working on an “extremely difficult” operation involving the Swedish striker, who has himself recently opened the door to a move to the Premier League.
Robinho is desperate to leave Eastlands, and the Spanish champions are keen to offload Ibrahimovic’s reported wages of £187,000 a week, so a trade could be on the cards.
An Italian side, believed to be AC Milan, are also keen on both players, but it’s understood that the Brazilian would prefer a move back to Spain and will wait to see how the Barcelona situation develops before making any final decisions. (Daily Mirror)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made some rather contradictory statements this summer in relation to where he believes his footballing future lies. The big Swede has said he is happy at the Nou Camp and is looking to see out his huge contract at the Catalan giants but on the other hand he has stated his interest in a move to the Premier League, clearly these two go against each other and now it seems that the Barca president is looking at sealing some sort of deal involving the former Inter Milan man.
Robinho is not part of Roberto Mancini’s plans so any deal he can use the Brazilian in would be welcomed and if such a deal meant the landing of a player as decorated as the 28 year old then surely the Eastlands boss would jump at the chance.
Ibrahimovic has more than his fair share of detractors and even though I am not his biggest fan you can not argue with what he has achieved in the game. The 6ft 5in forward has now secured six domestic titles in three different countries. He managed 92 goals in five Serie A seasons and had a very decent first term in La Liga and is not a player that is to everyone’s taste.
Clearly if he were to move to the City of Manchester Stadium then there may be a few forwards at the club wondering where they stand but that is part and parcel of having money to burn on building a Fantasy Football line up.