La Liga giants Real Madrid are planning a shocking transfer, of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in January to fill the void left by team’s all-time highest goal-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Los Blancos sold the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to Italian champions Juventus during the summer transfer window and since then Madrid have endured a torrid start to the new La Liga season under new manager Julen Lopetegui.
Real Madrid have been winless in their last five games and scoring goals have been their biggest problem since Ronaldo’s departure. At one end, Madrid are shipping goals but on the other hand, they are unable to get them.
Real Madrid’s struggle was expected after CR7 left but nobody foresaw such horrendous performance from the Champion League winners. There are also rumours that Madrid boss Lopetegui can be sacked and Antonio Conte has been identified as his perfect replacement at Los Blancos.
As per a report published in Express.co.uk, Spanish journalist Manolo Lama has told the Tiempo De Juego show that Ibrahimovic is wanted to provide some much-needed firepower in Madrid. “Madrid wants a forward and is studying the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the winter market.”
Zlatan agent Mino Raiola has also previously stated that Ibrahimovic initially wanted to join Real Madrid after leaving Barcelona in 2010.
“Zlatan wanted to play for Real [Madrid] when he left Barcelona,” he had said. His agent also said that it would have been the perfect revenge against Guardiola.
“As a person, Guardiola’s behaviour was terrible, shocking,” Mino Raiola added.
“He’s a great coach. [He called Zlatan] about 10 times [in the year he was at Barcelona]. He told him whatever he needed or wanted, he would be helped with. Then all of a sudden, he stopped talking to him,” he said.