Zlatan Ibrahimovic might soon find a new club to play for, as La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have reportedly contacted the player.
According to reports from Italian media channel TuttoSport (via AS), Zlatan might be seen playing for Atletico Madrid in the second half of the upcoming 2017-18 season.
The 35-year-old is currently undergoing rehabilitation after the horrendous injury he suffered playing for Manchester United against Anderlecht in the Europa League. He damaged his ACL, and has been out of the playing field ever since, and is only expected back on playing terms by next calendar year.
Despite the long duration, the Madrid-based club is willing to bring the player to the Vicente Calderon, according to the Swede’s cousin, Selman Yalcin. He has revealed that the player is under consideration by the Los Colchoneros, who have already contacted Zlatan.
According to Yalcin, the striker will make a solid decision once his contract with Manchester United runs out.
“Atlético are talking to his agent, Mino Raiola,” Yalcin revealed (via AS). “His contract with Manchester United will finish on 15 July. At the moment he’s training on his own at United, but he has options.”
For a player who has played for the greatest teams of his generation, including Ajax, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, AC Milan, and Man United, a move to Atletico Madrid may not be totally out of the question.
On the other hand, Zlatan’s spouse, Helena Seger, may play an instrumental role in deciding where we would be watching him and his acrobatics again. She is understood to have a soft spot for Italy, where he has already played for three clubs from two cities – Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
However, there is yet another attractive option on the other side of the ocean in the MLS, where David Beckham’s new investment is based.
Yalcin confirmed: “Zlatan has a very good relationship with Beckham and has received an offer from Beckham’s team in the United States. Miami United FC offered 100m euros for four seasons, but he and his family want to stay in Europe.”
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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