Perth Glory target Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Reports
PERTH: Perth Glory of Australia is planning a bold bet to bring ex United Manchester & Paris St. Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the A-League, according to reports.
The 38-year-old Swedish form for LA Galaxy In the US MLS, this season has given rise to persistent speculation that he may still be attracted to a last wave of swans in his career.
Argentine side Boca Juniors have been linked to a move for the forward while Premier League & Serie A clubs are also reportedly circling, with Perth now joining the hunt.
The team's chief executive Tony Pignata told broadcaster ABC late Thursday the club had approached Ibrahimovic's agent, enquiring about his availability & interest in playing in Australia.
It doesn't hurt to ask, he said.
We know he is off contract from LA Galaxy, the transfer window doesn't open in Europe until January, so there is an opportunity for possibly four, five six games for Perth from the end of November.
ABC said the club had not yet received a response.
"We're hopeful we get an audience with him & sit down & have a chat," added Pignata.
Perth lost in the A-League grand final last season to Sydney FC in a penalty shootout. They are unbeaten in the current campaign, with one win & two draws from their three games so far.