Paris St Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic refused to confirm whether he would stay at the French capital next season. One of the enigmatic forwards in world football, Ibrahimovic has really come of age in the last few years. He has played a major role in transforming PSG into a global giant. However, the 34-year-old is at a time where you should consider the possibility of extending his career beyond one or two years. PSG may be ready to offer the Swedish forward a one-year extension while Ibrahimovic will see other destinations as being more attractive.
Ibrahimovic was once again at his destructive best after scoring one goal and setting up the other for Adrien Rabiot. The Swede has now contributed eight goals – through goal and assists – in the Champions League from a similar number of matches. Despite concerns about his age, he remains as one of the most potent forwards in Europe right now. The goal against Chelsea helped him go beyond the 30 goal mark for the campaign. There appears to be interest from the Premier League in the Swedish international. Football betting odds places PSG at 7/1 for the European cup, which has been the objective of the club’s owners when they took over five years ago.
On his recent interview with Skysports: “Age is just a number. The difference is how you feel. I feel young, I feel very young. The season I’ve done so far, I’ve never had a better one statistically.”
Despite Ibrahimovic’s future being unclear, manager Laurent Blanc continues to prefer the former AC Milan and Barcelona star over the much younger Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan came on as a substitute in both legs and he is widely tipped to leave in the summer after completely falling out with the club. PSG have now qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for a fourth consecutive season. They are no longer the underdogs in European football, as they need to be considered as a potential champion.
Blanc will mostly be worried about his team’s weakness when enjoying possession. Much of Chelsea’s attacks came from PSG being put under pressure when having the ball in their own half.