Paris Saint Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is perfectly suited to the rigours of the Premier League, according to Ray Wilkins. The Sweden international is out of contract in the French capital in the summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
The Sun understands that Ibrahimovic has already taken the decision to leave PSG at the end of the season and is preparing for a move to England to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old is in the twilight of his career but remains among the most feared forwards in Europe.
Ibrahimovic will lead PSG's attempts to reach the last eight of the Champions League against Chelsea as he seeks to win his first European Cup as a player. And ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge, Wilkins, formerly of United, says his style of play means he would adapt to the English game quickly.
"The way he plays, yes, because he is not the most energetic player but when the ball is at his feet he is extremely creative and very dangerous," the ex-Chelsea and United midfielder told Sky Sports. "He is as strong as an ox and is 6ft 5in, but he's got feet like a ballerina. The guy is an exceptional footballer.
"The way he plays, there is certainly a lot left in him because he basically plays within 10 yards of himself - little spurts, little darts, little dribbles and that's the way he plays. Obviously his job is to score goals and if he is scoring goals then he is more than useful."
A red card during last season's knock-out tie soured Ibrahimovic's last visit to England, but he will hope to reverse those fortunes with PSG leading 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Princes. Despite the enormity of the tie Ibrahimovic has been forced to respond to the latest suggestions regarding his future and United's interest and he is unperturbed about what the future may hold.
"My future is I have another two months with PSG then I have the European Championships to play with my national team so whatever happens after that, like it is today, there is nothing after that," he told a pre-match press conference, according to Sky Sports. "I am not in discussions with nobody because for me it is not the moment to talk about that. I am not worried about the future because the future looks good after this season. People say I am old but like I said I am only warming up so the future looks good."