One of the Football Transfer Tavern’s favourite footballers of the last decade looks set to end rumours regarding a move to the Premier League according to Metro.
Zlatan Ibrahmovic is one of the most interesting characters we have the pleasure of watching on the big screen each weekend, but as one of our punters quips, it would have been nice to see him up close and personal.
Sadly, as he brings over our drinks, our landlord tells us that is not going to happen.
The Swedish international forward, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Chelsea in recent months, is set to sign a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain.
Jose Mourinho knows the forward well and would consider bringing him to Stamford Bridge. As we know, Ibra is not short of confidence or ability and is simply stunning when on form – as England found out in a friendly last year.
Now it seems that instead of making the move to England, the forward is about to commit to the Ligue 1 side.
Laurent Blanc’s side have become increasingly concerned about the future of Ibrahimovic after Manchester City expressed a growing interest in buying the player.
Both City and PSG are hardly short of a penny or two, and Ibrahimovic does have a history of moving around from club to club. In order to make sure he stays with the Parc Des Princes giants, the club are willing to offer the forward a new and improved contract.
Over his dinner of a burger and chips, our favourite punter notes that given Ibra was already rumoured to be earning £210,000 per week, to offer even more money is simply mind blowing. The forward will now be offered a new deal worth £250,000 to secure his future.
With Chelsea also desperate for a world class forward, PSG know they need to act fast to keep Ibra and are willing to break the bank to do so. Well, metaphorically speaking. They are hardly going to miss the extra £40,000 given how rich they are!