Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be era-defining for West Ham

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The Swedish forward would take West Ham United to the next level and help them sign the next generation of top talent.

In a recent interview with Talk Sport, West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan said that he would love to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, while admitting that it would be an almighty coup to tempt the Swedish international to the Hammers.

When most players reach the age of 34 they are deemed to be, if not over the hill, then certainly well into their twilight years; but Ibrahimovic is a unique talent and West Ham would be wise to do all they can to bring the forward to London.

Given his age it would only be on a short-term contract, but those one or two years could be era-defining if Ibrahimovic hit the ground running.

The Swede scores goals, lots of them, and he almost invariably wins titles, while his name alone would no doubt tempt other top players to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has built a wonderful side and proved to be shrewd in the transfer market, yet signing Ibrahimovic would be a massive step forward.

His presence could see West Ham secure some of Europe’s top young talent as he would instantly mark them out as one of the best clubs in the country.

Of course plenty of sides would love the eccentric front-man, but West Ham have a great chance to get him, especially if they finish in the top four this season.

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