Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that the Manchester United star striker could soon return to the Serie A with Napoli.
The 35-year-old joined the Premier League giants on a free transfer last summer and is widely expected to sign a contract extension that will see him continue playing for Man United for at least until the end of next season.
However, Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Man Utd midfield duo Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has revealed that the Swedish striker is ‘in love’ with the city of Naples, hinting at a potential move to Napoli in the summer.
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Raiola told Radio CRC: “As for Ibrahimovic, he’s always been in love with Naples and the passion of the Neopolitans and I’ve always said that openly because he grew up in a family which was to the Neapolitans and then with me.”
“He knows what the love of the Neapolitans means and that passion has always attracted him.
“I know that De Laurentiis [Aurelio De Laurentiis – Napoli president] knows him, and with Zlatan you never know what could happen.”
Ibrahimovic has been one of the star performers for Man United this season, netting 14 league goals in 22 starts, leaving him behind only Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who are both tied at the top of the Premier League scoring charts with 15 goals each.
The prolific striker has previously spent seven seasons in the Serie A with his stints at Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan and has notably failed to win the league title on only one occasion.
Meanwhile, following a disappointing goalless draw at Old Trafford against relegation battlers Hull City on Wednesday night, Man Utd remain four points off the final Champions League place and failing to qualify for the Europe’s elite competition next season could leave Ibrahimovic’s Man United future in serious doubt.