Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not joining Celtic after all

By Connor Gordon

December 28, 2019

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be signing for Celtic any time soon.

Yes, bizarre as that reads, the legendry striker won’t be wearing the Hoops.

Instead, the rumour mill has run its course at last as Ibrahimovic has rejoined AC Milan.

It looks like Henrik Larsson is the only iconic Swede that will ever play for Celtic…sorry Lustig.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic possible move to Celtic is off

Ibrahimovic has a trophy laden career only some who play the game can only dream of.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic holding the Europa League trophy with Manchester United. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images)

He has played for the biggest clubs in Europe as well as his country and upset a few in the process.

However, one place that the 38-year-old hasn’t plyed his trade is the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.

Ibrahmimovic has talked The Bhoys and the stadium up in recent years.

The words have even sparked a couple of rumours of a possible transfer between the two.

Despite being a free agent, nothing came to fruition as the Celts already have a stellar attacker in Odsonne Edouard.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be pushing Odsonne Edouard at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Finally, the silly talk can come to a complete end with Milan announcing him until the end of the season.

The Italian giants are severely struggling and are looking to their former star man to kick start their awful season.

Could the Hoops have used the big Swede?

Although it’s official that the big man isn’t coming to Glasgow, it does open the question of another signing.

The Celts are in the market for a second striker in January as back-up to Edouard.

Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo aren’t cutting it in giving some restbite to the Frenchman.

Vakoun Bayo isn’t fancied at Celtic following his summer transfer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

An experienced striker with a guarantee of goals who won’t be a starter is ideal for The Bhoys.

Ibrahimovic would have been an ideal candidate despite the large wages and the arrogant personality.

The move would be akin to the Jermaine Defoe to Rangers move that’s seen the Gers pick up goals. when Alfredo Morelos is out.

However, it appears the Celts are going in a different direction by aiming for the likes of Andraz Sporar.

The 25-year-old comes with a record, but it remains to be seen if he will hit the heights in Glasgow.