Zlatan Ibrahimovic does what he wants, when he wants, and so it seems he’s going to leave PSG to make his mark elsewhere. With the pace of a gazelle, the quick feet of a nimble midfielder and the ball-playing ability to boot, he is, without a shadow of a doubt, an asset to any team he goes to.
The enigmatic talisman scores goals for fun where ever he goes, at any level, if you forget, just check out his crazy bicycle kick goal against England from 2012.
His presence alone is enough to intimidate any opponent, let alone his scoring prowess, he moves like a nifty midfielder, but finishes like the deadly striker that he is. However, for everything great that he does, he also has a hot streak which puts his team’s in difficult positions, not to mention, he has a mean ego to boot.
Only willing to stay in Paris if the Eiffel tower is replaced with a monument to oneself is a claim that most would laugh off as a joke if anyone else, but with Zlatan, its hard not to believe him to be serious. With the likelihood of him leaving ever increasing, he leaves behind an insane scoring record of 102 goals in 116 games.
The question is now, what does Ibra’ do next? A proven goal scorer where ever he goes, does he continue to ply his trade in the big leagues for the big money? Or does he finally follow through on his claims and take himself back to Sweden and finish his career where it started?
The answer? The English Premier League. In order to be in consideration to be one of best strikers the world game has ever seen, he needs to prove himself if the most well-rounded and toughest league in the world. With no shortage of suitors in the EPL, he would have no problem finding a home amongst the giants. His record across all his clubs would make him a ready-made asset and would instantly make the team he plays for a handful of wins better.
Should he venture to England next, he would have the opportunity to test himself against the best and the brightest and have his work truly speak for itself. Whichever way you look at it, the French League for all its money and grandeur, just isn’t at the same level of the English game. If he goes to the EPL, he deserves to be in the conversation of the best strikers of his generation.
For you, where does Ibra rate among this generation’s goal-scorers? Is he up there with the David Villa’s, the Ronaldo’s, and the Klose’s?