Rumoured Milan, Napoli and Bologna target Zlatan Ibrahimovic would “increase the appeal” of Serie A, according to Mino Raiola, though his agent insisted a return to Italy is not a foregone conclusion.
Ibrahimovic is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy following two seasons in MLS, and the former Juventus, Inter and Milan striker hinted he was heading back to Serie A when he said “see you soon in Italy” earlier this week.
However, Ibrahimovic’s agent stressed his client could still join a club in another country
“It’s not been said that he will necessarily return to Italy,” Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Which of the three interested clubs will he choose? Who knows, we’re all free men.
“Could he retire? I’m not going to exclude anything but it is very unlikely. Ibra is still very well.”
I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues…Now go back to watch baseball pic.twitter.com/kkL6B6dJBr
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 13, 2019
The 38-year-old Swede certainly helped enhance MLS during his two years Stateside, and Raiola feels he would have a similar impact in Italy, should that be his chosen destination.
“Certainly if he returned, the appeal of Serie A would increase, both technically and on television,” Raiola added.
“How many countries would turn on the TV every weekend?”
Ibrahimovic spent two seasons with Juventus, three campaigns with Inter and two years with Milan, scoring a combined 122 goals across 219 appearances.
He was part of title-winning teams with all three clubs, though Juventus’ two championships in that time were later revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal.
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