It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement with a summer transfer window just around the corner. The months between January and July are usually packed full of speculation regarding big-money moves - naturally much of it falls by the wayside.
The current flavour of the month, quite literally, is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Paris Saint-Germain star’s contract is up in the summer and at the moment it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be granted an extension by the French champions.
That ambiguity alone has opened the door for papers across Europe to babble about his potential future, with the most frequent reports suggesting he’s bound for the Premier League.
Usual suspects Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been mentioned in connection with him, as well as, interestingly, Europa League hopefuls West Ham.
The London-based outfit are soon to move to their new home at the Olympic Stadium, and to celebrate their status amongst the Premier League’s upper-class, they’re believed to be on the lookout for marquee names.
This is where we put a spanner in the ambitions of West Ham fans up and down the country though; Slaven Bilic has ruled out a move for the aforesaid Ibrahimovic.
Bilic rules out move
Speaking candidly on his side’s chances of coaxing one of Europe’s most prestigious names to east London, Bilic admitted that Zlatan is out of their league.
"We are moving to a new stadium and we are doing well, but Ibrahimovic is out of our league, unfortunately," Bilic said, as per the Daily Mirror.
"If he leaves Paris, I don’t know where he is going to go, but I can’t see him coming to West Ham."
The Hammers boss did imply that he liked the big Swede, but it doesn’t look like any miracles will be worked this summer.
“He’s still the leading scorer in France, so he’s very consistent.
"I was at the game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and he was playing like he was 21. Thirty-four is only on paper.”
Where to go next?
We know, no reinventing the wheel when it comes to the idea that West Ham might not be signing Ibrahimovic, but all the same it’s good for supporters to know where they stand.
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