Friend of Ibrahimovic: “He said several times that he wanted to end his career in Naples”

By Oliver Fisher -

Swedish journalist and friend of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Jennifer Wegerup – has provided some important statements about the striker’s future.

The Rossoneri have seemingly made Ibrahimovic their primary target for the January window, with the 38-year-old now a free agent having left previous club LA Galaxy.

However Milan are not alone in their pursuit, as Napoli continue to be linked with a move for the former PSG man, with Gennaro Gattuso having just been officially named as their new head coach.

Furthermore, Arena Napoli claimed on Tuesday that Everton officials – who are also in the process of finding a new manager – have put together a lucrative package to try and lure Zlatan back to England.

Now, Wegerup – a close friend of Ibra – has given an update on the situation during an interview with SportMediaset. transcribed her words.

“Full of doubts maybe not but it’s not a done thing. Zlatan knows that this will be his last club, his last adventure,” she began.

“He will never play in Sweden again, he will probably end up with one last adventure in Italy and he wants a perfect contract and that everything is perfect.

“He certainly wants 18 months, at that age you are no longer a boy, you also want to fix the family, he is not satisfied with six months. The most important thing for Zlatan at this moment is the fact of arriving and to capture people’s love.”

On Napoli: “In 2010 after Napoli-Milan I spoke with him and he told me that the city was fantastic, as was the atmosphere.

“He said several times that he wanted to end his career in Naples and then he never played in southern Italy. It’s true that he could be very happy in Milano and at AC Milan but he is tempted to be the heir of Maradona.”

On the idea that his wife Helena could influence the choice: “Absolutely not, she is very intelligent and strong, he decides. What commands is Zlatan’s career.”

We reported via our mercato expert on Tuesday evening that optimism from Milan regarding the signing of Ibrahimovic has grown to the extent that Zvonomir Boban hopes to unveil the striker on Sunday before the game against Sassuolo.

On that idea, Wegerup responded: “I think life taught me never to say never, it could be, but Zlatan won’t have all this haste. He’s not in a hurry. Clubs may be in a hurry but he is less.”

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