Why Tottenham Hotspur must sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic at all costs

Tottenham Hotspur have dominated the headlines in recent times. Since their decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino after five long years and appoint Jose Mourinho as a replacement, the Londoners have been pretty busy.

After a mediocre start to the ongoing Premier League campaign, Spurs find themselves a lowly 14th in the table after 12 games. With the January transfer window ahead, it will be a crucial period for the new boss and the club.

The north London outfit’s lack of squad depth has been well-documented over the past few seasons. It goes without saying that Mourinho must prepare to reinforce his new side once the winter window commences.

While Tottenham could do with new players in several positions, their weak attack must be fixed at the earliest. And as per a report by The Telegraph, Mourinho has earmarked modern-day legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a possible option.

Having won a whopping 31 titles in his illustrious career thus far, Ibrahimovic is currently plying his trade with MLS outfit LA Galaxy. He will be available for free in the new year after completing his two-year spell with the club. And the report states that Mourinho is keen on hijacking AC Milan’s move to re-sign the dazzling striker.

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This would not be the first time that the Portuguese is attempting to sign the prolific hitman. During his spell at Manchester United, Mourinho successfully lured the 38-year-old to Old Trafford on a free transfer.

If he can manage to do so again, Tottenham would definitely stand to gain a lot from it. After all, Spurs need a reliable backup for Harry Kane desperately.

Although the Englishman continues to be one of the best in the league, he has shouldered the goalscoring burden by himself for far too long now. In order to fire on all cylinders consistely, Kane needs adequate rest as well. And to that end, Ibrahimovic would be the ideal candidate to provide backup and competition to Spurs’ main man.

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Despite being 38, the Swede has shown no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, he scored 26 goals in 46 appearances for United before a serious injury sidelined him. Under a manager like Pochettino, Ibrahimovic might have struggled to adjust to the fast-paced nature of his tactics.

While it remains to be seen as to how Mourinho sets up the squad, the Portuguese is known for winning more than attack-oriented football. With that in mind, signing Ibrahimovic would certainly be a good move – provided Daniel Levy is willing to bear the cost of his wages.

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