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Key figure backs global superstar for Premier League move, strong linked with Man United

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Backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a move to the Premier League is not exactly some genius footballing insight.

However, the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern this evening have raised a glass to Sweden manager Erik Hamren after Sky Sports reported the national team boss has backed his superstar forward to thrive in the Premier League.

Undoubtedly one of the finest players in world football, the talismanic Paris Saint-Germain striker is now 34 years of age and entering the autumn of his career.

Still, he’s been in sensational form for the Parisians this term and has been linked with a move to the Red Devils upon the expiration of his deal at Parc de Princes.

Across his glittering career, it is fair to say that the former Barcelona and AC Milan striker has failed to wholly convince on these shores.

Four goals against England in 2012 went some way into dispelling that notion, while he proved decisive during PSG’s game against Chelsea in the Champions League.

However, doubts reared their ugly heads again after a relatively poor performance in both legs against Manchester City, which included missing a penalty.

In light of that, Hamren has rubbished suggestions his record goalscorer is no longer up to the task as links with a move to Old Trafford continue.

‘If Zlatan is motivated mentally, then he can stay at the top for several more years,’ he told Reuters.

‘One of the things that impresses me most about Zlatan is that he always wants to get better, and that is why he has been so good for so long, improving every year, even though he’s over 30.’

Would Zlatan be worth the incredible wages at 34? 

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