Zlatan ‘Conquers’ MLS? Ibra Envisions The Possibilities …

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

Manchester United and Swede international superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic sees an MLS move as not only an option for his career — but a chance to ‘conquer’ the United States.

“It’s a huge option for me,” Ibrahimovic told Aftonbladet. “I can see myself conquering the US as I have with Europe. Lots of people stay in one place throughout their career, but I’ve traveled around like Napoleon, and conquered every new country where I’ve sat foot. So perhaps I should do what Napoleon didn’t do and cross the Atlantic and conquer the States as well”

Ibrahimovic has never been one to lack confidence and his record is enough to back up the claims. The Manchester United star has won championships in Holland, France, Italy and Spain. He has also held scoring titles in several of those countries along with Player of the Year awards.

Should Zlatan make the move to the United States, he would quickly become the highest profile player to make the jump since David Beckham took the country by storm.

With new teams entering the league and older ones looking to rebuild, a player like Ibrahimovic is a luxury any group would want. Despite being 35-years old, he has shown little signs of slowing down. He currently has six goals in 11 games for Manchester United and has proven to need little time to adjust from league to league.

When his road leads to MLS remains a mystery. Rumors abound that the move may happen sooner rather than later, with the 2017 summer transfer window being the earliest occasion. However, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has had a difficult start to the 2016-17 season and could off-load a number of players during the January transfer window as well.

 


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