Jack Collison has urged West Ham United to sign free agent striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his contract expired at MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the 2019 MLS campaign – just days after he was linked with rivals Tottenham.
Jose Mourinho was appointed Spurs manager last week and within days there were reports that Spurs wanted to sign Ibrahimovic, after the duo worked together at Manchester United. Mourinho has since rubbished the Telegraph’s claim.
Ibrahimovic, 38, still has plenty of goalscoring pedigree despite his age. In the MLS last season, he netted 31 times in 31 games as well as laying on eight assists. A return to Italy is expected for the veteran striker, who shows no signs of slowing down.
Ibrahimovic spent little over 18 months at Manchester United, making 53 appearances under Mourinho and scoring 29 goals – as well as 10 assists. West Ham icon Collison responded to a fan by urging his old side to sign Ibrahimovic.
— Jack collison (@jackcollison) November 26, 2019
TBR’s view – Ibrahimovic would be a huge coup for West Ham
Sebeastien Haller was an excellent signing in the summer and although things have not gone to plan as of yet, it is certainly not down to the Frenchman – but to his Hammers teammates for a lack of chances created.
Bringing Ibrahimovic would see Haller relegated to the bench, but what it would is completely re-energise the club who are in danger of going stale. It would see West Ham’s players rediscover their creative touch, and Ibrah would be there to put the chances away.
If the Hammers have any chance of landing the Swede, they must do.