As per a report from Italian outlet Sport MediaSet, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set for a return to AC Milan in January.
Ibra’s legendary career
Swedish hitman Ibrahimovic, now 37, has enjoyed a stellar career to date.
The veteran has lined out for a rake of top European clubs, including Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United.
Ibra is currently plying his trade in the MLS with the La Galaxy, with it having been widely assumed that the Swede’s move to America earlier this year signalled the end of his playing days at the top level of European football.
However, surprise claims over the last week have begun to mount that Ibrahimovic could yet be set for a sensational return to Serie A.
The club linked with a fresh move for Sweden’s all-time top goalscorer are one of his former sides, in the form of AC Milan.
Ibra lined out for the Rossoneri from 2010-2012, enjoying an absolutely prolific stint at the San Siro before being snapped up Ligue 1 giants PSG.
‘A man of my word’
However, as revealed by the striker himself in his new book ‘I Am Football’, Ibrahimovic never actually wanted to leave Milanello, and was sent to the French capital against his wishes:
‘I was in my summer home in Vaxholm and I’d just come back in from jet-skiing. That’s when I noticed that I had five missed calls from Mino Raiola.’
‘OK, Leonardo will call you’ Mino said. Leonardo? Leonardo who? Then suddenly I realised: he was talking about Leonardo, the PSG sporting director.’
‘I said to Mino: ‘Listen, I’m not going to talk to Leonardo because Galliani told me that I wouldn’t be sold this summer.’
Then Mino said ‘yeah, I know, but you’ve been sold already.”
‘I spoke to Mino again and told him we weren’t going to make it easy for PSG. We were going to tell them that I wanted the same salary I had at Milan. And we were going to ask for so much stuff that they’d think it wasn’t worth it.’
‘I told Mino to lay out all the conditions of my contract one by one. When we’d finished I said to my wife that they’d never accept all my demands, that there was no way it would go through. But 20 minutes later Mino sent me a text saying it had all been approved.’
‘After that, there was no going back. So I accepted [the move] because I am a man of my word and when I say something I stick to it.’
But, as per the aforementioned report from Sport MediaSet, Ibra may not yet have played his final game in the colours of the Rossoneri.
The striker is said to have agreed terms on a 6-month contract to return to the San Siro in January.
This would see him earn 2.2 million Euro, and form a potentially-lethal frontline alongside Gonzalo Higuain.