Ray Parlour discusses Spurs signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer

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Tottenham will be looking to sign a striker in the summer transfer window.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Ray Parlour has discussed the possibility of Tottenham signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, when the striker is out of contract with PSG.

When discussing which club Ibrahimovic could move to in the summer, Parlour said: “Maybe somewhere like Spurs. I look at Spurs, but maybe the wages might put them off a little bit. It’s all about keeping people happy as well, and once you’ve got him on that sort of [big] money, then Harry Kane says ‘well I’ve been scoring all the goals for the last two seasons!’.”

On paper, Ibrahimovic would seem a logical choice by Spurs, seeing as they need a new forward.

He is old at 34, meaning that he would only be playing a back-up role to Harry Kane, and would only be a short-term fix as Mauricio Pochettino can look towards the Spurs youth academy for his next long-term striker.

He is a proven goalscorer, who has made it known that he wants to play in the Premier League, and on a free transfer would be signed for nothing.

However, whilst Parlour can see Spurs signing him, he has also expressed doubts about the striker given his large wage demands, with Ibrahimovic not likely to come cheap on a weekly basis.

Any move for him would massively increase the wages that Spurs are paying, with the large majority of their finances being used on Ibrahimovic, with most the playing squad on quite small wage packets.

In turn, this would likely frustrate the existing players, with them believing they demand just as high wages, especially as they have been impressing so well for the last year.

If Spurs could sign Ibrahimovic it would be one of those moves that would go down in Premier League history, but their recent change in transfer policy has made any signing highly unlikely.

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