Speaking to Gianluca di Marzio on Tuesday night, Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani revealed the rather stunning news that Leeds tried to bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the January window to add to the attacking third.
And, from that, he has not ruled out the idea of the Whites going back in for him in the future.
Leeds’ owner has been linked with several sensational moves in the past and it is hard to tell the fact from the fiction quite a lot of the time.
However, these are words from his own mouth and it is therefore hard to doubt that the club did in fact try to bring in the serial title winner and one of the modern greats of the game.
“I spoke more concretely with Zlatan … He could give us a decisive push but he decided to go to Milan It was very honest and transparent with me.”
Could you see it happening?
Indeed, he was also asked if he would consider trying again, to which he offered an open-ended answer:
You would imagine, with that second bit in mind, that the club would need to get promoted in order to realistically sign someone like Ibrahimovic.
At the moment, he’s at Milan having gone there in January and you’d feel as though he is happy there, but he has always liked the idea of being a spearhead of a new project.
He’s not getting any younger, of course, but he is a player still of considerable talent that has kept himself in remarkable shape and it would be a lie for any Leeds fan, surely, to think that he wouldn’t have some kind of positive impact on the side.
The only thing would be the financial side and if he would fancy it, but the fact of the matter, surely, is that fans would adore seeing him in all white.