Zlatan Ibrahimovic has quite a number of options on the table once he gets back to full fitness once more.
The striker is being linked to several clubs in the Major League Soccer, and could well move to the States in the summer. However, several clubs from Serie A have also made known their interest in the striker, and he may as well return to the league he once tore apart with the likes of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
According to his agent, Mino Raiola, ‘everything is possible’ and the 35-year-old could well be back in Italy come the start of next season.
“Many clubs are interested in Ibrahimovic; from MLS in the USA, but also in Italy would be possible,” Raiola told Sky Italy. “Napoli? Everything is possible, but I think Napoli will not be his next club.”
One thing is for sure though, and that is the fact that Ibrahimovic will not be a Manchester United player next season.
After enjoying a blistering campaign filled with plenty of goals – 28 goals in 46 appearances – for the Red Devils in his first season in England, the club looked set to take up an option in his contract to extend the deal by a further year. However, just when things were going great for the Swede, calamity struck.
In the last minute of normal time during United’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Anderlecht, Ibrahimovic jumped to battle for an aerial ball but landed awkwardly, tearing his ACL in the process. He received immediate treatment and went to America a few weeks later to have an operation done to help the process speed up.
However, it was confirmed that Ibrahimovic would be out till at least January 2018. Ultimately, with the striker at the age of 35, and with the massive weekly wages he commands, it proved too costly for the Old Trafford outfit, and they decided against offering him another contract and he was released from the club.
He continues to recover at United’s AON Training complex, but will probably be on his way out soon, once the right offer comes in.
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