Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Handle The Premier League, Says Ray Wilkins
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would still be able to cope with the pace of the Premier League, according to Ray Wilkins.
The 34-year-old, whose side face Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, is out of contract in the French capital at the end of the season.
Rumours have linked the Swede with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United a reported suitor, even though Ibrahimovic has stated he is not in talks with any other clubs.
However, he does believe his career is “only just warming up” and Wilkins is inclined to agree.
Asked if Ibrahimovic could cope with the Premier League at this stage of his career, Wilkins told Sky Sports News HQ: “The way he plays, yes, because he is not the most energetic player but when the ball is at his feet he is extremely creative and very dangerous.
“He is as strong as an ox and is 6ft 5in, but he’s got feet like a ballerina. The guy is an exceptional footballer.
“The way he plays, there is certainly a lot left in him because he basically plays within 10 yards of himself – little spurts, little darts, little dribbles and that’s the way he plays.
“Obviously his job is to score goals and if he is scoring goals then he is more than useful.”