Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Brazilian giants Flamengo have shown heavy interest in acquiring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and are reportedly willing to make a multi-million offer for the striker.
Swedish superstar Ibrahimovic, 38, who currently plays for David Beckham’s former club LA Galaxy, recently hinted he has played his last match for the club and said “we will see what happens” when referring to his future in America.
Former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic’s contract with his current club comes to an end on 31st December which has caused rumours over the striker’s next team to surface.
One possible destination for the striker is Brazil, according to Nicolo Schira, a journalist for Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. According to Schira, Flamengo are interested in acquiring Ibrahimovic and reports suggest the Brazilian club’s offer could be in the millions.
LA Galaxy still have the option to re-negotiate their contract which could keep the striker in America for a while longer.
Ibrahimovic has hinted he will leave the club by releasing a video in which he simply says: “Hello Spain. Guess what? I am coming back.”
Netizens have interpreted the message as a hint of his return to La Liga after he played for Barcelona from 2009 to 2011. He only played 29 matches scoring 16 goals as he was on loan to AC Milan for the 2010-2011 season before signing for the Italian side permanently in 2011.
Italian clubs Napoli and Bologna are reportedly also interested in the striker.
Ibrahimovic has played in some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester United, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.
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