Manchester United favourite David Beckham has reportedly urged Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stick with the Red Devils rather than considering a potential switch to Major League Soccer. The 36-year-old has recently been tipped to make the switch to the United States with Los Angeles Galaxy the prime candidates to acquire his signature.
In a report covered by Sky Sports, Beckham admits the presence of Ibrahimovic would be a huge boost in Major League Soccer, though he would prefer the veteran to remain as a Red Devils fan, he said: “He’s one of the best players, one of the best people. If he comes to the MLS at some point, it would be great. But at the moment he’s a United player and I’m happy about that. I want him to stay there. But at some point, he might come here.”
Ibrahimovic has earned just a solitary start in the Premier League this term, and he may not expect another on in a while considering the form of Romelu Lukaku combined with the winter signing of Alexis Sanchez. Nevertheless, Ibrahimovic is a huge personality to have in the dressing room where he can nurture the young players in the squad including the likes of Marcus Rashford.
Whilst Lukaku and probably Sanchez would lead the line in the coming months, Ibrahimovic offers an excellent option from the bench, if the club are chasing the game with the need for a target man. The Swede’s current deal expires at the end of the current season.