Carlo Ancelotti has sparked imagination among the Napoli fans about a potential signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window
The Swedish superstar will become a free agent later this year as his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is due to expire in December.
Already played in Serie A with three of the most prominent Italian clubs, Juventus, Inter Milan, and AC Milan, the 38-year-old has recently admitted he would love to try his luck at Napoli after watching a documentary about Diego Maradona.
“I appreciated the recent documentary about Diego Maradona, and nobody was like him. Seeing the love that the city had for him, it makes me feel like I’d enjoy an experience at Napoli: it’d be fantastic to replicate what Diego did there,” he said, as transcribed by the Daily Mail.
Former Juventus, Inter and AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a return to Serie A when his LA Galaxy contract expires…https://t.co/2On6oIPfcD— AS English (@English_AS) October 19, 2019
“I’m not saying I will go there, as the final decision depends on many aspects, that that is a fanbase that creates enthusiasm. With me in the team, the San Paolo would be packed every Sunday. Plus there’s Carlo Ancelotti, one of the greats.”
After seeing his side beat Hellas Verona 2-0 at home on Saturday, Ancelotti has dropped a hint over his potential interest in Zlatan.
“I’ll call him tonight and say we’re waiting!” Ancelotti joked.
“I have a great deal of affection for him. I saw he scored 29 goals in 30 MLS games. Tomorrow, after I’ve called him, I’ll let you know how it went!”
'After I call him, I'll let you know'— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) October 20, 2019
Carlo Ancelotti jokes he'll be ringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic after striker said he wanted to move to Napoli when he leaves LA Galaxy at the end of the yearhttps://t.co/JFZtY1J0ta pic.twitter.com/0sMLTKUST2
Arguably one of the most lethal strikers in the 21st century, Zlatan has netted 29 goals during the regular Major League Soccer season, helping his side reach the play-offs.
Before moving to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Ibrahimovic became Paris Saint-Germain all-time top goalscorer before Edinson Cavani managed to eclipse his record in his absence.
His last club in Europe was Manchester United, who are now also exploring the option of bringing him back to Old Trafford, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku’s departure.
However, the powerful striker seems to be closer to returning to Italy, where has a lot of admirers, including his former sides Inter and AC Milan.