Celtic: Lots of fans think their club is the obvious choice for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Some Celtic fans are desperate to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic play for the club and believe he has always wanted to play for the Hoops.

The big Swede, who confirmed that he will leave LA Galaxy at the end of the season, has his contract in the MLS expiring on the 31st of December 2019.

The former Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona man joined the club from Old Trafford in March 2018 and leaves after playing two full seasons at the club.

Some Celtic fans have been left excited by Zlatan’s exit from the MLS and they want the striker at Celtic Park soon.

Since joining the club in March 2018, Zlatan has impressed for LA Galaxy. This season in the MLS, he scored as many as 31 times in the league for the club and racked up a tally of eight assists on the way too.

Last season, the striker played 27 times in the league. He found the back of the net 22 times and also bagged six assists for the side.

At Old Trafford, Zlatan had played a key role in helping Jose Mourinho’s United win the Europa League, League Cup and FA Community Shield in the 2016-17 season. That campaign, he scored 17 times in the Premier League for the Red Devils too.

Some Celtic fans have drawn Zlatan’s comparisons with their former cult hero Henrik Larsson.

Larsson, a Swede himself, had joined Celtic in 1997 and had stayed at the club for seven years before joining Barcelona in 2004.

What do we think?

While it is unlikely that Zlatan does join Celtic, it will be a fairytale that only football can write. The former United man would look to do what Larsson did, albeit for a short time, considering his age. But it will be massive for the club, when it comes to the global attention it will get if a player like Ibrahimovic ever joins them.

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