Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that he held conversations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s representatives, and has refused to rule out a winter move for the former Barcelona and PSG striker.
The 35-year-old joined Manchester United on a free transfer and scored 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions, but then he suffered a devastating knee injury. His time at Old Trafford came to an end after the club chose not to exercise their option to extend his contract into the second season.
After being released by the Premier League giants, speculation has started to surround over the enigmatic Swede, with reports in Italy recently suggesting that Atletico Madrid, who are under the transfer ban until January, could make a move for Ibrahimovic in the winter transfer window.
The Player’s cousin, Selman Yalcin, also subsequently said that Los Colchoneros were indeed talking with agent Mino Raiola about a potential transfer.
With rumour mill buzzing every day, and the future of Ibrahimovic remaining uncertain, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo on Thursday, confirmed that he held conversations with the veteran Swede’s representatives over the opportunity of signing him in January.
Cerezo stated: “We have spoken with his family, but not with him. A lot of things can happen between now and January. We’ll speak with Ibrahimovic in January, but right now we can’t sign anyone.
“I don’t think he’ll come in January.”
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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