‘We’d love to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic!’ – West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan tells talkSPORT of audacious transfer plans
The west London club are enjoying a brilliant campaign, with Slaven Bilic’s men just one point off fourth place in the Premier League while they are still in the running to lift the FA Cup.
And Hammers chiefs are ready to give Bilic a healthy summer transfer kitty as they aim to maintain their competitiveness next season.
A move for out-of-favour Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been rumoured and while Sullivan refused to confirm the reports, he did admit a number of ‘top Premier League goalscorers’ are on the club’s radar.
But it seems West Ham are setting their sights a little higher…
“We have a list of about ten strikers all over Europe, and most of our money will go into signing a striker,” Sullivan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “That is the plan for next season.
“I’d love Ibrahimovic from PSG, but whether he’d come to us I don’t know. I know he’s 34 but he’s a fantastic player.
“There are a number of top Premier League players we may be bidding for, top goalscorers, but I can’t name them. I can’t comment on players from other teams.
“The squad we have at West Ham now is the best we’ve had in six years, by a long, long way.
“We will be adding to that squad in the summer and hopefully we’ll be a bit better next year.”