Thierry Henry believes a Premier League switch is a very appealing idea for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and claims he would all but guarantee success if he were to come to Arsenal, according to his column in The Sun.
We’re one of several clubs to be linked with a move for Ibrahimovic this summer (via The Telegraph), and with his contract coming to an end at PSG he appears to be looking for a new challenge.
Henry believes he would be more than capable of conquering the Premier League – just as he has done in so many other leagues – and the Frenchman states that no matter where the Swede goes, he always delivers.
That’s certainly something we could do with, as too often we find ourselves with out of form forwards struggling for goals.
“The one thing you know for certain with Zlatan is that he always delivers. Barca, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, AC Milan, PSG — league titles,” he wrote.
“Now he is up for a new challenge and the idea of conquering the Premier League clearly appeals.
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“In an era when there are fewer and fewer characters in the game, Zlatan is a genuine superstar who would light up the English game.”
At 34-years-old he obviously doesn’t have a huge amount of time left at the top, but at the moment he is still banging in the goals and playing a major role in a team full of world class talent. He’d surely add something to our side, and Henry appears to be right when he says a move to England appeals to the former Barcelona forward.
Ibrahimovic has previously stated that he’d like to live in London (via The Telegraph), and the fact that he favours the English capital pretty much rules out some of our competition.
If he does end up coming to the Premier League it would presumably be a straight shot between us and Chelsea, and with the Blues facing a season without Champions League football you have to think we have a significant edge.
Ibrahimovic will want to spend his last year or two at the top competing alongside Europe’s elite, and the fact that he’s never won the Champions League will only further drive that determination.
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Whether we can afford to pay him the wages he wants and whether Arsene Wenger would even be willing to bring him to the Emirates is another matter, but it seems likely that Arsenal would be the player’s preferred destination this summer.