Indian Super League club eyes Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Delhi Dynamos manager Gianluca Zambrotta said he would try and bring his former Juventus teammate to India.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic has been in impressive form for Manchester United so far Reuters

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos' newly-appointed boss Gianluca Zambrotta said he would try and sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the near future.

Ibrahimovic, who retired from international football, after Sweden's 2016 European Championship campaign, was signed by Jose Mourinho for Premier League club Manchester United from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain on a one-year deal earlier this year.

Since impressing straightaway on his competitive debut with the Red Devils in the Community Shield game against defending league champions Leicester City, Ibrahimovic has scored four goals in seven league appearances so far. The 35-year-old has been crucial to Mourinho's plans despite their side failing to find form yet.

The Sweden striker was also linked to Major League soccer before he signed for the Old Trafford Club. Ibrahimovic himself reportedly maintained that he would "never rule out MLS in the future".

However, Zambrotta, who was Ibrahimovic former Juventus teammate, believes the Swede would want to give India a try after his commitments with the European clubs. The Fifa World Cup-winning Italian full-back also opined that the Asian nation is fast becoming a prominent international football destination.

"Given his fan following in India, I think Zlatan would want to come and end his career here," Zambrotta, whose side has been undefeated so far in the ongoing ISL season, was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

"On my end, I will definitely try and convince him to play for Delhi Dynamos.

"India will soon be a big destination for international football. Given the level of competitiveness in the Indian Super League and the quality of Indian players, I am sure it will be amongst the top five football leagues of the world in the next decade."

Since its inception in 2014, the ISL has had superstar signings of the likes of Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Diego Forlan, David Trezeguet, Florent Malouda, Alessandro Del Piero among other big names.