When Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks, people tend to listen.
Take Marcus Rashford for instance, who admitted that Manchester United’s young players can learn from the Swede’s winning mentality.
"You can't ask for more,” Rashford said, per Sky Sports. “Zlatan is very easy to speak to and he's easy to get along with. The way he approaches every game is about winning.
"He wants to win, regardless of the opponent, whether we are home or away, whatever the odds, he always wants to find a way to win.
"That mentality is what you need to be at the top level. That is where he is and where he has been for years."
Ibrahimovic has been at Old Trafford for little over three months and yet is already influencing the next generation of United players. He doesn’t just possess tremendous talent, but great experience, too.
So Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain will do well to listen to the striker’s recommendation on a player they should sign.
Ibrahimovic spent the earlier years of his football career at Juventus, and he joined United from PSG. And according to Tuttosport, he has returned to offer them some transfer advice.
Quite why Ibrahimovic hasn’t mentioned the player to Man United isn’t clear.
Maybe he doesn’t fancy more competition, for the player he suggested to PSG and Juventus happens to be a striker.
He goes by the name Alexander Isak and he is only 17-years-old. The teenager plays for Swedish side AIK and has netted eight times in 19 Allsvenskan appearances.
He’s 6 feet, 3 inches and is described by Tuttosport as having “polite feet”, so naturally he’s being referred to as the “new Ibra” in his home country.
Check out his highlights below.
"He is fantastic"
The Italian newspaper claim Ibrahimovic has recommended the talent to Juventus and PSG through continuous communications with his agent, Mino Raiola.
“I have seen him in action and he is fantastic,” Ibrahimovic said of Isak, per AS.
Isak has already represented Sweden’s Under-21 team and obviously has a bright future. A recommendation from Ibrahimovic is certainly something to put at the top of his C.V.