Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pin-pointed the United States as the next place he plans to conquer once he decides to leave Manchester United.
The Swede, who joined Man United in July, has netted eight goals so far under Jose Mourinho.
Zlatan boasts an incredible record of 13 league titles for six different European clubs, picking up 31 trophies in a career that has seen him net 400 club goals.
The 35-year-old believes that the US would be a good place to stamp his authority as he enters the latter stages of his career.
“I can see myself conquering the US, just as I have (conquered) Europe,” he said.
“People stay in one place throughout their entire career, but I have travelled around like Napoleon in Europe and conquered every country I’ve arrived in.
“So maybe I could cross the Atlantic and conquer the US as well.”
Napoleon would feel privileged to hear his name echoed in the same breath as Europe’s true conquerer. Here’s some history for you: in 1810, France officially defeated Sweden in the Franco-Swedish war. Now ask yourself: would the outcome be different if Zlatan had been around?
In all seriousness, though, a move to the MLS would be the ideal thing for most 35-year-old strikers. The sheer aggression and speed embedded in European football – especially English football – is simply too much for players of that age.
But Zlatan, as we all know, is remarkably different. Even with 400 career goals to his name, the Swede is still not satisfied, still determined to dominate on the biggest stage. And that, above anything, is the hallmark of a true world class attitude.
That said, a move across the pond in, say, two years would generate a previously unseen level of hysteria amongst those invested in the MLS. And one suspects that Zlatan, even as he approaches the age of 40, would make light work of what America’s top division has to throw at him.