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Arsenal target Zlatan Ibrahimovic could snub a move to the Emirates and retire from football, according to his agent.
The 34 year old striker who currently plies his trade at Paris Saint Germain has been heavily tipped to move to the Emirates with some reports even claiming he had privately indicated his willingness to be a Gunner.
With Wenger reportedly in search of a top class striker to lead the line ahead of Olivier Giroud, it is believed that Wenger would make a move to sign Ibrahimovic.
However, his agent Mino Raiola has claimed the player could as well decide to retire from football, although he agreed it would be a crime against sporting humanity.
“Zlatan’s sole priority at this moment is to end the season well,” Raiola told French outlet RMC Sport, as quoted by the Daily Express.
“No, the Champions League will not decide his future. If Zlatan doesn’t want to continue playing football for himself, then let him continue for me! If he does retire, it would be like someone stealing the Mona Lisa.
“If he does want to quit, then I’ll lock him up in a prison cell until he changes his mind! It would honestly be like a crime against sporting humanity!
“Zlatan is motivated and all clubs who offer him a contract know that. He doesn’t need to continue for financial reasons, he wants to prove himself at the highest level, just as he has the other years when people thought he was too old.
“I’m not saying the financial aspect is not important at all, but his motivation is not money. If you are the best, you must be paid as the best.”
Zlatan is currently one of the best strikers on the planet and would be a big plus should he join us at the Emirates.