Zlatan Ibrahimovic could reportedly be on his way to join his former club AC Milan as the Italians are keen on securing a deal
According to a report by Don Balon, AC Milan are seeking a summer deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to facilitate a sensational return to the club for the Swedish striker. Ibrahimovic will not continue with the Red Devils in the upcoming season and the Italian club are eager to snap up the former PSG man.
The 35-year-old has played a brilliant first season with the Red Devils and scored 28 goals in 46 appearances, before being ruled out for rest of the season after picking up a knee ligament injury during United’s 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht back in April.
Ibrahimovic has undergone surgery for the same and it is still unclear as to how long he will take to recover fully. However, his agent seems confident enough that the striker will return next season and stay at United if the club are willing to extend his contract.
He also had to miss out on United’s triumph at the Europa League as they defeated Ajax to pick up the one missing piece of silverware from their trophy cabinet.
In the transfer window this summer, Manchester United managed to sign Romelu Lukaku, and the former Everton player has been putting up impressive performances in the pre-season. If the Swedish striker does opt to stay back, Ibrahimovic’s role is likely to get significantly reduced at the club.
Considering his age and uncertain recovery time, it is doubtful as to whether he will be able to maintain his form or not in the fast-paced world of the Premier League especially when there is an abundance of fresh talent.
Zlatan was being targeted by Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy before his knee injury, but it looks like he could be on his way to re-join Milan this summer. The Swede has enjoyed an illustrious career over the years in several of the biggest clubs in Europe.
AC Milan have been racking up reinforcements and are poised to make a legendary comeback in the upcoming season – something similar to their previous lethal form. Once Ibrahimovic recovers, he can prove to be an ideal addition to the squad.