Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a return to Europe after a sweet season with Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS. The Swedish striker showed he still got it in the U.S. and now reports suggest plenty of teams are interested in acquiring his services.
One of those clubs is AC Milan, where Zlatan won a Serie A title before joining Paris Saint-Germain. The Rossoneri aren’t going through the best moment right now and adding a player like Ibra could help them turn things around.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli recently discussed the links between his team and the Swedish striker, calling him a “great player”, but stating he’s unsure a move will ever happen.
The Rossoneri need to bolster their squad following a bad start to the season. The January transfer window is seen as the perfect moment to land Ibra, but Pioli refused to confirm the veteran striker is a target.
“Ibra is a great player,” he told a news conference on Saturday. “But the January market is far away. There will be time to make assessments.”
Pioli’s side are in the bottom half of the table after 11 matches and travel to Juventus on Sunday. However, the manager remains confident they can get a good result at the Allianz Stadium.
“I trust my players, even if the table says we are far away from Juventus,” he said.
“Matches start from 0-0, 11 players against 11. It’s a great challenge, but the big challenges also mean having a great opportunity.
“Talking about turning points is always difficult. It is clear that on a mental level, doing well tomorrow would mean a lot for us.
“It’s a difficult challenge but a great opportunity, one that we need to be ready to fight for.”
Milan have been trying to return to the top spots in Italy for quite some time now. Perhaps the addition of Ibra will remind them of the good moments they lived at the beginning of the decade led by the Swedish and Massimiliano Allegri.