What a career Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had.
He’s won league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France with some of the best clubs in world football.
The 34-year-old really has experienced everything that European football has to offer.
Well, apart from the Premier League that is.
However, that could be changing very soon.
Premier League possibilities
The Swede’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer and rumours are rife that the enigmatic striker will finally get a chance to prove himself in England.
In fact, Ibrahimovic himself opened the door to a potential move to the Premier League last week when he was asked about his future.
The PSG star walked straight to the English media in the journalist’s mixed zone after his side’s Champions League clash against Chelsea and spoke openly about where he will be playing next season.
“I have another three months here and, then, what will happen?” he said. “Big things will happen. So let’s see.”
Asked whether he would favour a first taste of life in the Premier League, he added: “Let’s just say I am in good shape.”
Fairly strong hints, indeed.
One club that must have caught hold on Ibrahimovic’s comments are West Ham because the Daily Mail are reporting that the Hammers have already made an initial enquiry over an ambitious move for the star.
However, it’s expected that Slaven Bilic’s men will face stiff competition to sign one of the most talented strikers in the world on a free transfer, despite his age.
Ibrahimovic has scored an incredible 23 goals in 21 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, while scoring 30 in 34 matches in all competitions.
The Chinese Super League have captured high-profile names such as Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira and Ramires in recent months and will see Ibrahimovic as the perfect player to help promote their mega-rich league.
Other possible destinations for Ibrahimovic’s swan song are the MLS where the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Kaka and Andrea Piro are plying their trade, while he could follow Barcelona legend Xavi to Qatar.
West Ham are likely to struggle to afford Ibrahimovic’s contractual demands, with the former Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and AC Milan man currently on a deal worth £12 million-a-year in France.
But the Hammers want to mark their move into the Olympic Stadium next season with the signing of a high-profile singing.
Imagine Ibrahimovich lining up alongside Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini for West Ham. A frightening thought for Premier League defences.
The striker will be in London next month, but not to sign a contract with West Ham.
He will instead be heading to Stamford Bridge to play in the Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea.
He scored the opening goal in the first tie which saw his team win 2-1.