Bilic said: “I see we have been linked next season with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Yes, we are ambitious and we are determined to progress. To be realistic, though, we are not yet a club who those kind of players would consider.”
Bilic would certainly love a player of Ibrahimovic’s quality at West Ham, but he is staying realistic and admitting that any move for the Swedish striker is highly improbable.
Ibrahimovic is out-of-contract at PSG this summer, and there will be a big rush for his signature at the end of the season.
He is expected to move on from the Ligue 1 club, and MLS is a destination many believe he will head to, but a stint in the Premier League could excite him before a big pay day in the USA.
Ibrahimovic would be a fantastic signing for the Hammers, but Bilic is staying grounded and accepting that West Ham still do not have the reputation to move for a player of the calibre of the striker.