Spurs could target Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Jose Mourinho's arrivalLast updated on Nov 22, 2019, 04:10 pm
Jose Mourinho was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Wednesday.
This was after Mauricio Pochettino got sacked after over five years at the club.
And now it has been reported that Jose could be attempting to hijack AC Milan's attempt to re-sign veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
38-year-old Zlatan is available on a free transfer in January.
Jose and Zlatan share a special bond
Jose and Zlatan have a special bond and are both winners in the game.
Zlatan played under Jose in Inter Milan and reunited with the Portuguese in 2016-17 season at Manchester United.
The Swede scored 28 goals in 46 appearances in his successful debut season at United.
And now, Jose could once again try to get Zlatan playing under him.
Spurs eyeing a move for veteran striker Zlatan
According to a report in The Telegraph, Spurs do not have a back-up striker and Zlatan could serve the purpose behind Harry Kane.
Also, Zlatan's agent Mino Raiola held discussions with AC Milan on Wednesday.
It is believed that Zlatan's wage demands could be a stumbling block.
Spurs would not want to disturb their wage structure, however, Mourinho is keen to get Zlatan.
Why Zlatan could be tempted to join Spurs?
For the move to happen, it needs several phases to work out.
Spurs would be seeking a short-term move for the player, however, the same may not appeal to Zlatan.
The report states that Zlatan is seeking an 18-month deal with a European club.
Although, working with Jose and the desire to win trophies with Spurs could tempt the star striker.
Zlatan was successful at LA Galaxy
Earlier, Manchester United ruled out a move for Zlatan in the upcoming window.
Zlatan left United in 2018 after suffering a horrific injury in the end of the 2016-17 season.
The famed striker moved to LA Galaxy last year and went on to net 53 goals in 58 appearances for the club.
31 goals came this season for the veteran forward.
'AC Milan 'recruiting' Zlatan Ibrahimovic'
Earlier, Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber had said Zlatan will be recruited by Italian club Milan.
"Zlatan is such an interesting guy," Garber told ESPN. "He keeps my hands and inbox full. He's a thrill-a-minute. He is a 38-year-old guy who is being recruited by AC Milan, one of the top clubs in the world."
Will Zlatan be a good option for Spurs?
Zlatan is performing well even at the age of 38. His statistics tell the story. The player's skills and goal-scoring vision will help any club he joins. Spurs need someone to give them an added depth. Zlatan serves the purpose. With Jose, he could work.