Manchester United target and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed his feelings towards Louis van Gaal.
The Manchester Evening News reported that Louis van Gaal was preparing a three-year contract – worth £7m – to entice the centre-forward to swap the Parc des Princes for Old Trafford this summer.
According to the report, the former Netherlands manager considers the Sweden international a replacement to Robin van Persie – who sealed a move to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce for an undisclosed fee earlier this month [via BBC Sport].
However – in what could be disappointing news for United supporters – Ibrahimovic himself has lifted the lid on his unstable relationship with van Gaal which, he states, could result in ‘fights’:
“He was a director in Ajax, and the way he is working is not the way I work,” the striker told Sports Illustrated.
Nonetheless, the PSG hit-man suggests that he wouldn’t reject the chance to play under the guidance of van Gaal, confesses his ‘like’ for a dispute:
“At the end, I think he is professional and I am professional. Whoever I work with, I never had this kind of problems, because at the end I need to do my job, he needs to do his job.
“And I think a lot of fights would happen, but that’s something I like.”
With the 33-year-old reaching the latter stages of his career, having played in La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, Premier League supporters may certainly feel aggrieved at the Sweden legend possibly spurning the opportunity to grace England’s top flight.
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Ibrahimovic is not the only striker that the Red Devils have been linked to ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller could be the subject of a £70m bid from the English heavyweights [via the Express], while, more recently, reports suggest that the Red Devils could be planning a record-deal to lure Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
United are willing to offer £80m to re-sign the Portugal captain, according to the Manchester Evening News.