We all saw the rumors circulate MLS twitter last night, saying Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 90 percent commited to joining LA Galaxy over Manchester United. Well...
LET'S CRANK THAT RUMOR-HYPE KNOB ALL THE WAY BACK TO ELEVEN!!!
Today at 7:31 a.m., Mr. Scott Allen claimed to see Carlos Bocanegra at Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport. He claimed the Atlanta United Technical Director was preparing to board a plane to Paris.
@DirtySouthSoc I saw a certain Technical Director at Hartsfield last night headed to Paris. No joke. Hoping, but guessing unrelated.— Scott Allen (@scottallenatl) May 13, 2016
Then, the technical director himself tweeted out that he would be heading to Paris to take part in the pre-game show with PSG English on beIN Sports.
Looking forward to doing the pre game show with @PSG_English tomorrow on @beINSPORTS .— Carlos Bocanegra (@BocaBoca3) May 13, 2016
This might as well be the DEFCON 1 of all rumor watches at this point! Could it be that Carlos Bocanegra will be pitching for Zlatan before or after his last match with PSG?
As an extra side note: I do remember seeing Bocanegra mingling with players during the PSG versus Chelsea match in Charlotte, North Carolina during the International Champions Cup over the summer.
Bocanegra did spend four years playing for Rennes and Saint-Entienne in France, but it's still strange he would be asked to partake in a pre-game show while rumors of the Swedish international's potential move to MLS run rampant in the states.
Regardless of the reasons, hopefully the Zlatan rumor mill stops spinning right on Atlanta.