Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Where Could Paris Saint-Germain Striker End Up Next?

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterMay 27, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG celebrates after scoring to make it 3-0 during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Brestois 29 at Parc des Princes on May 18, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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According to Football Italia, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted at a summer exit from current club Paris Saint-Germain.

After just a single season in French football, in which the Swede scored 30 goals and lifted the Ligue 1 title, the journeyman is said to be unhappy about the potential exit of Carlo Ancelotti.

Here, we look at three clubs the talismanic forward could call home next season should he leave.



Football Italia's report goes onto suggest Juventus are the prime suitors for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the link does make a certain amount of sense.

A return to Turin would be exciting, and there will definitely be some movement in the striking department there this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football Italia), Gonzalo Higuain is a possible recruit for Juventus.

The only setback would be the presence of fellow target man Fernando Llorente next season.


Real Madrid

Having reportedly become unsettled due to Ancelotti's Real Madrid interest, there's a strong chance reunification rumours will surface this summer.

There are only a select number of clubs that can afford to pay Ibrahimovic what he would demand, and los Blancos are certainly in that discussion. The player's acrimonious departure from bitter rivals Barcelona could also sway his decision, giving him the chance to exact revenge on the lowest point in his career.

With Higuain rumoured by the Express to be interesting both Juventus and Arsenal, Madrid will need to look at their striking situation during the window.


Manchester City

The Citizens will enter the market this summer for a striker, that much is assured.

With Carlos Tevez's departure at most one year away and The Independent reporting unhappiness from Edin Dzeko, the incoming manager will need to shore up that area of the squad.

Most City fans would want Edinson Cavani above anyone else, but should Real Madrid come in and take him, Ibra remains a viable option.

The Swede has never graced the English Premier League and, in a way, this would feel like the second coming of Mario Balotelli—the drama, the chaos and the fun all rolled into one enigmatic striker.