Swedish international reveals he misses life in Italy.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he is uncertain over his future in the French capital as he misses life in Italy.
The Swede sealed a move to big-spending PSG last summer following a successful stint with Milan, but despite securing yet another league title this year he is giving no assurances that he will still be with the club after the summer.
“Will I stay at PSG? We’ll see. A lot of things can happen,” he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport as reported by Goal.com.
“All the times that I have said that I would be staying, at the end I changed clubs. This time I am not going to say anything.
“I still have two more years left on my contract but anything can happen. I have changed teams several times and then I planned to stay at a single club for a long time but it did not happen.
“I miss Italy. It’s my second home. The clubs I’ve played for, Juventus, Inter and Milan are the biggest in the world. I won with them and I know what it means to be a footballer in Italy,” he added.
The 31-year-old has now won league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France but it remains unclear as to where his future lies next season.
Speculation suggests that manager Carlo Ancelotti will leave this summer, and he has been touted as a potential successor to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. Those reports have further intensified talk of Ibrahimovic wanting to leave Paris, with Serie A his ideal destination.
After successful stints with all three Italian clubs he has played for, Ibra admitted that he didn’t want to leave Milan last year, but felt almost forced to do so by the club as they moved to improve their financial position by reducing their wage bill.
That led to the sale of both the Swede and Brazilian team-mate Thiago Silva, who has also revealed his desire to remain in Milan.
Ibrahimovic admitted that he misses the culture and treatment he received whilst playing in Italy, and considering his journeyman-like career, the possibility of a return remains open.