Zlatan has ‘always been in love with Naples’ amid move talk

Date published: Friday 17th March 2017 9:35

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to rule out a return to Italy with Napoli for next season.

The 35-year-old, who has enjoyed spells with Juventus, AC and Inter Milan in Serie A, has been outstanding for United this season, scoring 26 goals after a free transfer switch from PSG.

However, he is yet to decide whether to trigger the option for a one-year contract extension beyond the conclusion of his current deal at the end of this campaign, according to the Daily Mirror.

United are desperate for their talisman to stay but that could all depend on whether Jose Mourinho’s men secure Champions League football this season.

Speaking to Fox Sports, he admitted a move back to Italy, and Napoli in particular, is not completely out of the question.

“A move to Napoli? You never know,” the Swede said. “I am feeling well at United, but we will see what happens.”

Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, last month talked up the striker’s fondness for Naples.

“As for Ibrahimovic, he’s always been in love with Naples and the passion of the Neopolitans and I’ve always said that openly because he grew up in a family which was to the Neapolitans and then with me,” Raiola told Radio CRC in February.

“He knows what the love of the Neapolitans means and that passion has always attracted him.

“I know that [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis knows him, and with Zlatan you never know what could happen.”

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