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Ibrahimovic urges Rooney to join PSG

October 4, 2013
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again urged Wayne Rooney to join the French champions if he chooses to leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

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GettyImagesIbrahimovic has described Rooney as 'technically great'.

Earlier this year, Ibrahimovic voiced his desire to play alongside Rooney at the Parc des Princes, and said he believes the England international could still move to PSG given United's poor start to the season.

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Although Laurent Blanc would be unlikely to sign another striker given the depth summer recruit Edinson Cavani has given to his attack, Ibrahimovic believes PSG's bright future could tempt Rooney.

"When there was talk of Rooney joining us in Paris it was a prospect that excited me," he is quoted as saying in the Sun. "I think he made it clear in the summer that he wanted a fresh challenge -- and things have not been going so well for Manchester United this season.

"If he still wants to move next summer, or in January, I would urge him to come and play with me in Paris. The only direction this club is going is up."

The Sweden international insisted the United forward was one of very few players he would enjoy lining up alongside.

"If he did join, he would have to get used to the fact that Zlatan scores even better goals than him," Ibrahimovic added. "But I don’t just want to play with great players, I want to play with technically great players -- and that is what he is.

"You can work on the technical side but it is not something you can be taught. You have it or you don't, and Rooney does."

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