At this point, it’s looking less and less likely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay in MLS next year.
And why should he? In his 37/38 aged season, he’s proven capable of scoring at elite levels. He netted 30 goals in 30 games this year. He scored 22 in 27 last year. Often, the goals are spectacular.
We’ve already written why Manchester United should get Zlatan in January. However, Zlatan though has intimated he’d like a return to Serie A. And particularly his fondness for what Diego Maradona did at Napoli. He may get his Serie A wish.
Napoli express interest in Zlatan
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is a Zlatan admirer. He said he’s interested in acquiring Zlatan. He also said that ultimately the decision to join Napoli is up to the big Swede.
One point though why Zlatan to Napoli feels like a real thing rests in this quote from De Laurentiis:
“I met him, not as a footballer, but as a normal person in Los Angeles because we shared the same hotel. I invited him to dinner with his wife and children and we had a great night.”
It would be incredibly naive to not think some level of discussion about joining Napoli was had at that dinner.
Anyway, if Napoli don’t beat Red Bull Salzburg today, expect Zlatan to lead the Italian side to Europa League glory in 2020.