When you think of the World’s Best Footballer’s today, anyone who knows football will mention Zlatan Ibrahimovic in that same vein as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, so it comes as no surprise that despite his age of 35-years (which is only a number) and his current knee ligament injury from which he is already undergoing a superb recovery, that numerous clubs will still seek his services out, once he returns to the pitch. His return is officially expected to be occurring by early 2018 or late 2017, but we think that he may even be ready in November of 2017, with commencing to play lightly, although, presumably his registration in playing windows, means he would have to be listed in the January break, if so…
Either way, it’s clear that we haven’t seen the last of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who turns 36-years-old on October 3rd, but his age hasn’t slowed him down, within scoring 28 goals in the last campaign for Manchester United in all competitions, 17 of those coming in the Premier League and Europa League, respectively in his first season, which makes him an undoubted success story, as per usual.
So it comes as no surprise that AC Milan who are going through a major financial resurgence right now, are wishing to return to the glory days of old in Serie A and they want to acquire Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a second spell at the Rossoneri as icing on the cake. A club where he spent two seasons previously from 2010 until 2012, helping them win the Scudetto in the 2010/2011 season. And, amazingly he has been a Serie A “Scudetto” title winner five times in his career already.
However, AC Milan aren’t the only one’s who want his services in January 2018, with Los Angeles Galaxy also wishing to bring him to the City of Angels in a big money move, but it’s believed that Zlatan wouldn’t entertain that idea until later in his career, so Los Angeles may have to wait their turn, as Zlatan isn’t done with his thirst for titles in Europe, especially in his thirst for a Premier League title, after winning League titles already in Holland, Spain, France and Italy, plus he’d also like to win the Champions League.
The Tuttorsport publication in Italy stated that AC Milan are set to challenge Jose Mourinho’s resolve in keeping ahold of Zlatan. That then raises the question: will Jose Mourinho really let Zlatan slip through his fingers in what is set to be one of the most important seasons at Manchester United in so many years? Can Jose Mourinho really afford to let a player of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stature sign up for AC Milan in January of 2018?
We don’t think so, as Zlatan’s influence, his quality, his experience, goal rate and mentality of being a total winner, is very infectious, so if Jose Mourinho aspires to win the Premier League and Champions League next season, then there’s no way in his right mind, that he would ever let that happen.
The only question that really remains is what squad number will Jose Mourinho reserve for him and when will a promise of a January deal, be made behind the scenes? Only time will tell, but it’s clear that with a very competitive season of Champions League football ahead, apart from the Premier League, it will serve Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and the whole club of Manchester United very well, to retain the services of the Swedish God, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
As we’ve said from the very beginning, we believe that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will and definitely wants to stay at Manchester United and something keeps telling us, that we are right about this future fact.
All Praise Zlatan the Great!
Brainstain, over and out!
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