Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has advised English clubs to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Premier League as he believes the 34-year-old could be the catalyst to winning trophies for any club.
The Sweden striker was at the forefront for PSG as they claimed a 4-2 aggregate victory over Chelsea with a 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their Champions League Last 16 clash on Wednesday night.
Ibrahimovic scored one and set up another as Laurent Blanc’s side knocked the Blues out at the same stage of the competition for the second year in row.
And the former England defender Ferdinand, speaking on BT Sport, believes that Ibrahimovic should be top of any English club’s wish list as his contract winds down in the French capital.
“He showed tonight that even at 34, as a free transfer English clubs should be looking at this guy to come over here and be the catalyst to winning things because that’s what he does – he wins things,” said the 37-year-old.
“This game was decided by clinical top-level play and he was at the centre of that both times, one with an assist and one with a goal which basically ended the tie.”
The former England captain believes Ibrahimovic could spark a change in mentality at Arsenal that could bring them silverware.
“What he’d bring to Arsenal is a mentality, what they’re lacking to win.
“To get over the line and win titles. He’s done that more than anyone.”