Sports Illustrated recently conducted an interview with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he told the magazine that he would consider a move to MLS, which would surely be one of the biggest swansongs in MLS history.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated he pointed out that New York Red Bull’s designated player Thierry Henry was his reason he wanted to make the move to MLS.
“[Henry] talks a lot of positive about the Major League Soccer, so it’s an interesting thing if the opportunity is still there in two to three years.”
The Swedish captain who turns 33 in October this year has had a very colourful and successful career in Europe, beginning his career at club Malmo before embarking on his league career starting in Holland with Ajax. His impressive goalscoring record lead to a big money move to Juventus of Serie A.
Upon joining the Turin side, he won two titles, but these were revoked after Juventus were caught match fixing in 2006. He turned out for Inter Milan in the summer of 2006 winning three consecutive Serie A medals.
Barcelona came calling in August 2009 and he spent a season in Spain winning La Liga, before a strained relationship with coach Pep Guardiola led to him returning to Italy with Milan for two years, one of which was on loan.
He then made his move to Paris St Germain where he has flourished, scoring 75 goals in 91 games, helping the club to two Ligue 1 titles and was within touching distance of the semi-final of the Champions League last season.
The interest in MLS for Ibrahimovic first began in December 2013 when he said he wanted to “boost his reputation” . Ibrahimovic has surprisingly not won a Ballon d’Or nor a Champions League medal, but that hasn’t stopped him showing the world how good a player the Swede is with his sensational scoring ability.
Ibrahimovic would certainly be a welcomed asset to any Major League Soccer team, with goals to his name and countless honours. To see him turn out in MLS would certainly be a treat for any fan of his.
Will Ibrahimovic make the move to MLS?