Tuttosport: Ibrahimovic was a step away from Napoli – the reason he joined Milan

By Nikita Fesyukov -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is one of the hot topics in the AC Milan environment, if not in the whole of Italian football. The Swedish giant has a contract with the Rossoneri until the end of the season and it seems highly unlikely that he will remain at the San Siro.

The 38-year-old joined Milan in the January transfer market after negotiations carried out by Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini. Since then, Boban has left the club, while Paolo Maldini seems to be on the verge of leaving after the expected arrival of Ralf Rangnick at the club.

As mentioned, Ibra signed a contract for 6 months in the January transfer market, but everything could have been very different under certain circumstances.

As reported by Tuttosport (via milannews.it), if Carlo Ancelotti had remained on Napoli’s bench, Ibrahimovic would have signed with the Partenopei in January.

The Turin-based paper adds that Raiola had concluded the negotiations and only the reopening of the transfer market was expected for the announcement.

With Ancelotti’s departure, however, Ibrahimovic’s arrival faded as Gattuso demanded two midfielders rather than an attacker.

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  1. Perttu Junnonaho says:

    We are young team in need of experience to our young core, so we should try to keep Ibra for one more season!

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