Ibrahimovic announced that he will leave PSG at the end of the season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s admission that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season has fuelled speculation that the Sweden international will move to the Premier League with Manchester United heavily linked, but another club has emerged as favourites to land the striker.
According to bookmakers’, MLS side LA Galaxy are leading the race to sign the 34-year-old once he leaves PSG when his contract expires. Ibrahimovic announced dis departure on Twitter in typical fashion, writing: “My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend.”
With LA Galaxy currently at odds of 4/6 to sign Ibrahimovic, a move across the Atlantic could be on the horizon, although whether the MLS club would be able to meet his enormous wage demands remains to be seen.
United are second in the market, with odds of 7/2 suggesting Ibrahimovic could be plying his trade at Old Trafford next season. United manager Louis van Gaal is set to continue his spending spree despite shelling out over £250m in his two years with United, and while Ibrahimovic would not cost anything in terms of a transfer fee, he will command a huge signing-on fee for his services.
Ibrahimovic has spoken about the possibility of returning to AC Milan, the side he excelled for before joining PSG, though their odds of 10/1 suggest a Milan return is unlikely. In fact, the bookmakers’ believe he has just as much a chance playing for Milan next season as he does West Ham, with the Premier League side also rated at 10/1.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have drifted out to 14/1, suggesting that a move for the forward won’t be happening any time soon.