Reid: I tried to sign Ibrahimovic for Sunderland

Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid admits he almost landed Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Black Cats.

Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid admits he almost landed Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Black Cats.

Reid twice tried to sign the Paris St-Germain striker who destroyed England last week with four goals.

Reid told the Daily Star Sunday: “When he was at Ajax, I went to Amsterdam and offered £7million for him. It was the second time I had tried to take him to Sunderland – we were also in for him when he was at Malmo.

“Imagine what a signing he would have been, everywhere he goes his team wins the league.”

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