Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is open to the possibility of plying his trade in the American League when his current deal at Old Trafford expires in the summer, this is according to Skysports. The Swede joined Jose Mourinho in the Premier league after leaving PSG in the summer and has had a mixed start to life on England scoring six goals in eleven league appearances for the 20-time English champions.
He has had a remarkable career, winning league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France, though he has never won the champions League title. It might be too late for that dream to come to fruition now, as he is looking to wind down on what has been an illustrious playing career.
The former Sweden international believes he may be suited to the American league, as he is fascinated by the prospect of helping develop football in America, which will always be trumped by Basketball and American Football. In his usual egoistic best, Ibrahimovic, who netted an astonishing 156 goals in 180 matches for PSG, says he sees himself “conquering the US”.
Speaking to Aftonbladet, he said, “It’s a huge option for me. For the football and everything else. I can see myself conquering the US as I have with Europe,” “Lots of people stay in one place throughout their career, but I’ve travelled around like Napoleon, and conquered every new country where I’ve set foot.” So perhaps I should do what Napoleon didn’t and cross the Atlantic and conquer the States as well.” he added.
Ibrahimovic joined the Manchester United project in the summer on a one-year deal, with the option of a further year. He was excited about the challenge of playing in the Premier League and got off to the best possible start, after netting the winner in the Community Shield against Leicester. He was linked to the MLS, after leaving Paris but waved it off as he felt he still had a lot to offer European football, but at 35, he reckons the time may be best next summer to ply his trade in the American football hemisphere.