Former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored 16 goals in the MLS so far this season, has been linked with a shock switch to the Egyptian Pyramids FC, according to Record.
Ibrahimovic, who has a contract with his American club until December 2020, could soon depart for Egypt as MLS have already given the green light to the switch and now it’s up to Ibra to decide if he wants to play football in the Middle East.
Record also claims that the club’s billionaire Saudi owner Turki al-Sheikh is ready to bankroll a move for the legendary Swede.
But according to Kingfut, Pyramids FC director of football, Ahmed Hassan, has denied the rumors linking the club with Ibrahimovic saying “This is absolutely baseless. The source of all these rumors is fake news sites that broadcast fake news.”
Pyramids have already lured former Mexico and Costa Rica coach, Ricardo La Volpe, who won the FIFA World Cup as a player with Argentina in 1978, to Egypt, while ex-AC Milan and Brazil shot-stopper Dida has been hired as a goalkeeper coach.
The club finished ninth in the Egyptian Premier League last season, but are unbeaten at the start of the new Egyptian season. They have three wins and two draws in their first five matches. Pyramids are level on points with Al Ahly, while Zamalek are a point behind the joint league leaders.