Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rules Out A Move To England

Chris Wright

24th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has effectively ruled out a move to the Premier League after admitting that he couldn’t bear the weather – which sounds slightly strange considering that fact that he’s Swedish.

Speculation over the 28-year-old’s future has been intense since Barca confirmed the €40 million capture of David Villa last week and Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with a move for the former Inter target man.

However, it seems that ‘Ibragoal’ has little desire to switch sunny Catalonia for the slate-grey skies of Blighty any time soon;

“[A move to] England doesn’t feel close. I don’t like rain,” Ibrahimovic told  Swedish lifestyle magazine Cafe.

The forward also ruled out a return to Sweden at any point during the remainder of his playing career;

“Football will always be in my heart, it is a part of me, but I will not make any guest appearances in the Allsvenka [Swedish league]. Not as an active player at least. Maybe I can contribute my knowledge to Swedish football in some other way.”

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  1. Ben says:

    Thanks God

  2. Meji says:

    I second that. But I don’t think he should be relegated to the Swedish league either.

  3. My exact thought Ben, when I seen the title.

    Could a bloke ever look more out of his depth in a team than he does when the great passing is going on around him, although in fairness to him at least they have a focal point when he plays.

    It’s just that 1st touch bouncing off his shin two yards away from him what lets him down.

  4. Brian says:

    Yes he is Swedish, but he is also a pussy

  5. Luna says:

    You get he’s being ironic, or more appropriate sardonic

  6. Deckard says:

    A Swedish team would never be able to pay his salary. I mean, wasn’t he like the highest paid player in the Serie A when he was at Inter. I wonder how Pep will fit him in next season but I wouldn’t be surprised when his perspectives for next season become more clear he may opt to go to England anyway. Then again, he doesn’t seem like the type who wouldn’t play for AC Milan or Real Madrid.

  7. Paddy says:

    he rules out an english move? west ham will be disappointed

  8. Nigel says:

    Ibra is class act. It would be a joy to watch Ibra at Manchester with likes of Tevez up front. Come on Barca, make it happen.

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