Three traits that suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a success in the Premier League

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The past few months have seen Premier League fans teased by speculation linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a potential move to England this summer.

Recent reports suggest the Swede will join Manchester United if Jose Mourinho becomes manager at the end of the season, but that remains to be seen.

The PSG star would undoubtedly be an excellent signing for the Red Devils amidst their need for a world-class striker to solve their persistent woes in front of goal.


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Few will doubt that Ibrahimovic would be a success in the Premier League should he complete a blockbuster move, but here, we take a closer look at three of the striker's qualities that would see him a perfect fit.


It's no secret that Ibrahimovic is one of the strongest strikers in European football. The Sweden international is renowned for muscling defenders off the ball with ease whilst retaining the ball in small pockets of space to carve goalscoring opportunities.

Strength has become a vital component in the English top-flight, which is now famed for its staggering physicality and speed. If you want to succeed in the Premier League, you must be able to hold your own - and Ibrahimovic would be capable of just that.

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Whilst clinical finishing ability is perhaps most important for a striker, Ibrahimovic's creativity is what sets him apart from the vast majority of European forwards.

The 34-year-old's exceptional footwork and deceiving agility for a player of his size allows him to dance away from opponents and craft opportunities for both himself and his teammates. 


Twenty-three Ligue 1 goals this season is an outstanding feat, but the fact he has ten assists also - the joint highest in the league - emphasises Ibrahimovic's ability to pick a pass.


Standing at a towering 6ft 5in, it goes without saying that PSG's talisman is a huge threat in the air.

Ibrahimovic has scored an array of goals throughout his career, but a large number of them have come from his head due to his frightening size and power.


Current Premier League strikers Andy Carroll and Olivier Giroud are arguably as effective in the air as their French counterpart and pose a huge danger to English defences, but neither possess his all-around ability.

Irrespective of his age, as a free agent this summer Ibrahimovic would be an absolute steal for whoever manages to land him. Arsenal and United appear the striker's biggest fans, but only time will tell whether his rumoured move will come to fruition.

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