Ibrahimovic could open the door for a galaxy of stars at West Ham

West Ham United continue to be linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The sixth-placed Hammers are flying high this season and have impressed fans and pundits alike by mounting a serious challenge for the Champions League places.

Slaven Bilic has reinvigorated the East Londoners and could even take them to Wembley if they can see off Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Upton Park on Wednesday night.

With stars such as Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, the Hammers are playing the 'West Ham way' again and getting results too.

West Ham's surge has gone somewhat under the radar given Leicester City's fairytale title tilt.

But recent performances and their 10 match unbeaten run has seen Bilic's side tipped by many to make it into the top four for the first time in the Premier League era.

With the plaudits and the club's impending move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium looming large this summer has come the inevitable headlines and speculation.

Ibra: the pro's and cons

When the Swedish superstar announced he could well be arriving in the Premier League this season, West Ham was one of his rumoured destinations, as reported by the likes of The Sun.

Some Hammers fans feel the arrival of a big ego like Ibrahimovic could destabilise a club that is clearly heading in the right direction.

Others point to the fact he is 34 and that West Ham have come a long way since becoming a club which offers stars past their best one last big pay day.

But what should also be considered is the impact his capture would have on the club's global brand.

Hammers jump the transfer market queue

With the move to the Olympic Stadium and the signing of a player of his ilk, West Ham would be propelled to the forefront of the transfer market this summer.

And that could see a host of other top stars willing to move to East London to link up with the former Barcelona man and the likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini.

And that can only be good news for West Ham's loyal legion of fans who finally look to be getting the football they crave and deserve.

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