Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally broken his silence amid strong speculation that he is closing in on a return to AC Milan.
As we revealed, Ibrahimovic is Milan’s main target for the January transfer window, with the club’s owners Elliott Management desperate to fix both the goalscoring and leadership issues in one swoop.
Reports form numerous journalists then emerged on Thursday evening claiming that the Rossoneri are upping the ante once again and that bonuses could seal the deal.
According to Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – Zlatan has yet to make a decision on his future, but his words have seemingly declared that he is open to a return.
“Milan is not my second city, it’s my second home,” he said.
“I have wonderful memories and people live there in which I have huge confidence.
“Italy itself is my second home. I love Italians and their genius. My heart never left that country.
“I can play at my level up to 50 years. And if there is it is a project that stimulates me I can absolutely do it. I have just finished the experience in Los Angeles. It was fantastic, it will remain indelible in my memories. I wanted this adventure. And now we are two to be heroes of the two worlds: me and Giuseppe Garibaldi.”
The report continues that more meetings are needed before a deal is closed and that Ibra’s words are interpreted with caution. Milan are focusing on sentiments rather than on the money offered. An answer could arrive soon.
LATEST PODCAST: Episode 76 – Live and Direct (now with video!)