Tottenham Backed To Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic After Jose Mourinho Appointment
By Mike Parrott
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently ending his stint at LA Galaxy, the giant Swede is without a club. Even though AC Milan were supposedly the favourite for Zlatan, Tottenham are now a very realistic destination for him.
Jose Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have a very well-known friendship and camaraderie after time together at Inter Milan and Manchester United. It was at the Red Devils that Zlatan became Mourinho's General in the Dressing Room and enforced their friendship even more so.
Mourinho has always had his favourites when it comes to transfers with Nemanja Matic, Ricardo Carvalho, and Zlatan being the most notable.
Former Leeds United player, Danny Mills, believes it makes too much sense for Zlatan to join his favourite Manager: "How about Zlatan to Tottenham? Who's the backup Striker to Harry Kane? They haven't got one."
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"He's unattached, he's left the MLS, he's a free agent and as ludicrous as it sounds, think of the experience that he's got."
Mills also pointed out the pre-existing relationship between Zlatan and Mourinho, and how their relationship would make the transition to Mourinho's system much easier: "Everybody talks about when he went to Manchester United, what he added to the dressing room, the work ethic that he's got."
"I'm not saying he's going to go in and replace Harry Kane, but he would be one hell of an option as almost a player-coach role type scenario."
The Former Leeds player also thought it made sense in terms of marketability and that overall, Spurs need to pull off this move to get the best out of Mourinho: "He's [Zlatan] obviously revered all over the world, I think he's got enough confidence to pull it off."
"From Tottenham's point of view, he's a marketing dream, he's going to sell a lot of shirts very, very quickly, he loves Mourinho to bits."
"You just start to think, is it a possibility to bring a player like that in to give them a bit of a boost?"
Tottenham lost former backup Striker, Fernando Llorente in Summer on a Free Transfer. And with Tottenham lacking a backup, this deal would make a lot of sense for both parties.