In fact, the Super Swede wouldn’t even have been in the country.
Most people would have thought that Ibrahimovic, at some stage of his career, would have wanted to play in the Premier League.
That, though, was not the case. English football was not on his wish list – until Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford in the summer.
Suddenly, Ibrahimovic’s stance changed. Manchester United, with Mourinho in charge, became an appealing option.
In fact, irresistible, even though the much-travelled Ibrahimovic was 34.
He was out of contract at PSG, was retiring from international football with Sweden after the Euros in France, and the chance to end his career playing for Mourinho again was the perfect scenario.