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‘My Time Has Passed’ To Play In The Premier League, Reveals PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swede confirms that is happy at the Parc des Princes.

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Coveted Paris Saint-Germain front man Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out ever playing in the English Premier League, according to reports on BBC Sport Online.

The hugely talented Sweden international has been linked with a whole host of big-name clubs from the top flight over the years, including the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Despite never playing in England, Ibrahimovic is well-travelled in European football, having played for the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona as well as current club PSG, and is the only player to have ever scored for six different teams in the Champions League.

However, now aged 31 the nomadic forward says that he feels the opportunity to play in this country may have passed him by.

“To come to England? My time has passed,” Ibrahimovic said in a revealing interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I am above 30, I have a good relationship with PSG, with the team. I feel that I can bring out all my qualities at PSG. I have a big responsibility also at PSG. So in my mind, no.

“But then you never know what happens in football. When I went to Barcelona, I was living my dream.

“In my head I was there for five years. In the end I was there for only one. So every time I plan my future, I change it. So better to take one day at a time.”

The first chance that the tall striker had to play in England came when he was just 19 and took part in a trial at Arsenal while he was playing for home-town club Malmo in Sweden.

However, despite meeting with Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger at the north London club’s Colney training base and being presented with an Arsenal No 9 shirt bearing his name on the back, he never moved to the Emirates.

Meanwhile, there have also been subsequent opportunities for the lanky attacker to make the switch to the Premier League, most notably when Ibrahimovic controversially left Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer of 2010 after just one season at Camp Nou.

But in the end, the Swede opted to join Serie A side AC Milan initially on loan, before then agreeing a permanent move to San Siro.

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