Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he turned down the opportunity to return to former club AC Milan in the summer as speculation over his future continues.
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Ibrahimovic Reveals Milan Offer
Tuesday, Nov. 10
The Sweden striker told Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football Italia):
Last summer there was a concrete offer from Milan. If I’d said yes, we would’ve done the deal. But we never got to that point, it wasn’t what I wanted. But I was grateful to Milan.
For me they are the biggest club I’ve played for, and I’ve played for a lot of major teams. San Siro, the city, the people, the language: I have amazing memories.
I’ve always said Italy is my second home. I felt very good there. And if it had been up to me I wouldn’t have left Milan.
Ibrahimovic left the Rossoneri for PSG in 2012, and he has since become Les Parisiens' all-time top goalscorer with a staggering 115 goals in just 142 appearances. Despite turning 34 in October, the forward is showing little sign of slowing down with age having notched nine goals and six assists in all competitions.
According to Transfermarkt, Ibrahimovic's current deal with PSG expires at the end of this season, which will leave him free to pursue other options.
In a stunning career that has seen him win league titles in Holland, Spain, Italy and France, the only top leagues he is yet to prove himself in—not that he needs to—are the Bundesliga and the Premier League.
Bayern Munich—likely the only German team who could afford his wages—aren't likely to pursue him, but offers from England could well be on the cards.
Equally, Ibrahimovic clearly holds Milan in high regard still, so he could revisit the possibility of returning to the club next summer.