Why is it that all the juicy transfer stories get revealed following the close of the transfer window? Juventus made no secret of their desire to bring a world class forward to Turin, and although the signing of Fernando Llorente is a step in the right direction, bringing Nicolas Anelka to the Juventus Stadium was not.
Well, hope may just be on the horizon...but that horizon may be very distant and far away, after PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to rule out a return to the Serie A giants. High profile agent of Ibra, Mino Raiola revealed Radio Radio (via Goal.com), that not only have Juventus shown interest in the Swedish International, but a return could be possible if Juventus wants it to happen.
Raiola compared the situation to the Mario Balotelli transfer saying:
Could Ibrahimovic return to Juve? Nothing is impossible.
There is nothing that cannot be done. However, the Bianconeri would really have to believe that a deal is possible, just like AC Milan did with Mario Balotelli.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves on this one, though. I do not want to have to deny all sorts of things again in the French press...
Juventus are arguably responsible for introducing Ibrahimovic to the world footballing stage when he signed from Ajax for €16 million when he was just 22. From there, he became a regular starter for the Bianconeri netting 26 times in 92 appearances.
However, following Calciopoli, Zlatan walked out on Juventus in a mass exodus of playing personnel. Whilst tifosi may look past his choice to leave during the scandals, many may not forgive his decision to join rivals Inter and then also AC Milan a few years later.
There is no denying Ibrahimovic would be a perfect addition to a struggling Juventus attack. If the Bianconeri are somehow able to lure him with a lucrative deal in the next few years, he could very well prove to be a brilliant signing. Although, if they wait too long, he is effectively as useless as the signing of Anelka.
He currently is contracted to Paris Saint Germain until 2015.