Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be set to return to Italy… again. The Los Angeles Galaxy striker is desiring a more competitive challenge than the MLS, and he recently talked about the possibility of signing for Napoli.
Apparently, the Swede wants to “emulate” what Diego Maradona did for the San Paolo outfit. And according to recent reports, the team’s owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is open to the idea.
“It would be my wish to see him in Napoli colours, it’s more than a suggestion and it depends on him. It’s been talked about for a few months now”, de Laurentiis said when asked about a realistic chance to see Zlatan prying his trade in the Serie A for the fourth time in his career. He already played for Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
The 38-year-old is out of contract at the MLS club at the end of the season and will be free to sign with a new side as soon as December, upon the end of the play-offs.
Zlatan, who scored 30 goals in 29 appearances for LA Galaxy this season, has not said anything about his future although he reiterated he is ready for a new challenge. So don’t be surprised if he ends up playing for the Partenopei side before the current Serie A season comes to an end.