New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho 'eyeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic reunion' in January

Dimitri Kondonis

Jose Mourinho is eyeing a shock reunion with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Tottenham, according to reports.

The former Sweden striker, now 38, will be available on a free transfer in January following the conclusion of his two-year deal with LA Galaxy.

And Mourinho, who worked alongside the striker most recently at Manchester United, is said to be eager to bring the star to north London.

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Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho as players celebrate on the pitch after their victory in the English League Cup final football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley stadium in north London on February 26, 2017. Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major silverware of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United reign and broke Southampton's hearts as the Swedish star's late goal clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory in Sunday's League Cup final. / AFP / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a successful spell with Mourinho at Manchester United. (IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
ENFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jose Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur talks to the media during the Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 21, 2019 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
Now Mourinho, who was appointed Spurs boss on Wednesday, wants a reunion with the striker. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Ibrahimovic made a big impact in his only spell in English football - scoring 29 times in 53 appearances after joining the Red Devils in 2016.

Mourinho, who was his manager until the striker departed in 2018, as well as in Milan when the pair were both at Inter, is eager to bring in attacking reinforcements to support England talisman and club captain Harry Kane.

Last season’s Champions League finalists have failed to replace backup striker Fernando Llorente after letting him leave in the summer.

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No team has lost more Premier League games in 2019 than Spurs and the side are lingering in 14th with just three league wins to date, something that ultimately Pochettino his job on Tuesday.

It’s now down to his replacement, and perhaps an old acquaintance, to reinvigorate the team.

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