Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wants This Real Madrid Forward At Man United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and manager Jose Mourinho before the game.

Reuters / Eddie Keogh

Manchester United are being backed up by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign their long-term target Gareth Bale.

The Real Madrid superstar was constantly linked with a switch to Old Trafford during the summer, but a deal eventually failed to materialise, as boss Zinedine Zidane was believed to have been keen on re-establishing the ‘BBC’ trio.

However, despite Jose Mourinho claiming importing Bale would be a ‘mission impossible’, Don Balon have reported that his interest could be reignited due to Ibrahimovic’s wish to sign the Welshman as his potential replacement.

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According to the report, the Swede believes the former Tottenham man to be his ideal replacement as a striker option. Whilst the former Barcelona star has hinted at a United exit by next season and a migration to the MLS, his influence could help his side land the stunning signing.

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The Wales international, on the other hand, has struggled to keep his Galacticos career from declining due to an injured-blighted period. The pacey wideman returned to action on Wednesday during Los Blancos’ latest Copa del Rey win.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils look in need of a high-profile winged to support Romelu Lukaku. With Jesse Lingard hardly producing consistent outputs, signing the 28-year-old could create the perfect frontline for Mourinho’s squad.

On the other hand, the Galacticos’ former affair with the Premier League giants involving David De Gea could also be a hindrance yet again, and might make the realisation of the signing challenging for the Old Trafford outfit.

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Written by Ashish Sreejith 

Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.


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