Celtic supporters on Twitter have called for the unlikely prospect of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to seal a switch to Parkhead.
The suggestion was mooted after the former Swedish international striker made some complimentary comments about Celtic Park and Henrik Larsson, as reported by established Twitter fan account FocusOnCeltic.
“Henrik was good enough to play for any team in Europe. But after playing at Celtic Park it is easy to understand why he chose to stay there for so long” Ibrahimovic said.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Henrik was good enough to play for any team in Europe. But after playing at Celtic Park it is easy to understand why he chose to stay there for so long.” pic.twitter.com/cFGOv9B15m
— Focus on Celtic (@FocusOnCeltic) March 4, 2018
The quotes have sent some Hoops supporters on social media into a frenzy, with one claiming that the Swede should “do a job” for the Scottish champions.
Here are some of the best reaction’s to Ibrahimovic’s quote from Twitter:
@Ibra_official So when are you signing big man?????????
— Dave Dangerfield (@davejool30) March 4, 2018
Come and play for Celtic.. be a legend Celtic it's not about the money it's for pride
— Eddie celtmarshall (@Eddie99394091) March 4, 2018
I'm sure the big man could do a turn for us as well.
— Steven 1888 (@1888steven) March 4, 2018
Still think he’d do a job for us.
Either of them.
— Fundily Mundelly (@FundilyMundelly) March 4, 2018
— Joe Kearns (@JoeKearns17) March 4, 2018
— Peter (@prennie6) March 4, 2018
Err, feel free to emulate him ????
— Mark Eglinton (@MarkEglinton) March 4, 2018
Ibraimovic came up against Larsson when he played at Celtic Park in 2001 for Ajax in a Champions League play-off, which the Amsterdam side won 1-0 on the night, but lost 3-2 on aggregate overall.
He is currently with Manchester United, earning £125,000-a-week according to the Times.
He scored 28 goals for last season for United, but this season a knee injury has limited him to only seven appearances this season for the Old Trafford side.
The chances of Brendan Rogers and the Hoops board finding the money to pay for the 36-year-old’s wages seem remote to say the least, and it looks like this is a pipe dream for Hoops fans, but there’s no doubt even in the latter stages of his career he would do a fine job for the Bhoys.
In other Celtic news, fans have given their reaction to the Scottish Cup quarter-final draw