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David Beckham reveals he wants Zlatan Ibrahimivoc for his MLS team

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After what has seemed like months and months of endless proposals being shot down, David Beckham finally has a stadium lined up for his MLS franchise.

Now, after so much rejection and paperwork, Beckham can finally turn his thoughts to team-building and staff acquisitions for the Miami-based team. 

And it seems that the former Manchester United and England star has already decided who he wants to bring in and become the team's marquee signing to lift the franchise off the ground in season one: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Number One Target

According to an interview Beckham did with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, via the Guardian, he made it very clear that the Paris Saint-Germain striker was at the top of his wish-list.

“We have received permission to build an arena and it will take three years … maybe two, at best," he started off as saying."

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“If Ibrahimovic is still active, then I want to buy him right away. He is a physically magnificent specimen, so it’s entirely possible. Who does not want a man who is prepared to kill to win?”

Former Teammates

Beckham and Zlatan were teammates during the former's short-term stint with the Parisian team back in 2013. The striker must have made a very good impression on Beckham for him to want to make Zlatan the team's star player.

Whilst Ibrahimovic has garnered a perception from the media of being brash, selfish and rather self-centered, it appears that Beckham knows him to be different and a big part of any team's dressing room. 

Zlatan will be 37 by the time Beckham's team take to the field in 2017, so we'll have to wait and see if the striker is even around to play out his remanining years in Major League Soccer.

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Paris Saint-Germain
MLS
Ligue 1
Football
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
David Beckham

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