Newcastle United have made a rather late attempt to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer transfer window, according to Calcio Mercato.
However, as per the outlet, AC Milan are hopeful that they can tie the 38-year old down to a new deal very soon, after originally having disputes over how much money that they want to pay him.
The Italian giants originally wanted to pay him five million euros with a maximum of six being offered, but Ibrahimovic requested seven.
However, the veteran is thought to have softened his position on the deal as it looks like the Magpies may have come in too late for him.
Indeed, what a coup it would be to recruit one of the biggest names in world football. Ibrahimovic has scored a quite staggering 529 goals over the course of his long career in the beautiful game, 467 playing for the likes of big European giants like Juventus and FC Barcelona as well as netting a further 62 strikes for the Swedish senior international side (via Transfermarkt).
The Swede has also won a plethora of titles in his career, including winning footballer of the year a quite stunning 13 times, 11 for his native country Sweden and two while playing in Italy (per the website).
Would Ibrahimovic still thrive at Newcastle?
Having had experience playing for Manchester United in England as well, Ibrahimovic knows the Premier League well, and could still have proved to be a good asset at St. James’ Park, both on and off of the pitch.
Nevertheless, it looks as if the striker will be staying in Milan in what is a bit of a blow to the Toon.
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