Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I can maintain my level until I'm 50; Milan my 'second home'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he can maintain his level until the age of 50 if he finds the right project and added he sees AC Milan as his “second home” amid speculation he could return to Serie A.
The former Sweden international has ended his two-year spell with LA Galaxy and has since been announced as part-owner of Hammarby but sources have told ESPN FC a playing role has not yet been ruled out.
Ibrahimovic, 38, spent two seasons at Milan and won a league title in 2011, before leaving for Paris Saint-Germain a year later.
“Milan is my second home,” Ibrahimovic told Gazzetta dello Sport. “Milan is not my second city, it’s my second home. I have some wonderful memories.”
He added: “If there is a project which stimulates me, I could play at the same level until I’m 50 years old.”
Ibrahimovic often criticised Major League Soccer during this time at LA Galaxy but said he enjoyed his time in the U.S.
And, in typical fashion, he compared himself to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the man who helped unify Italy and was known as the “Hero of Two Worlds” for his military exploits in Europe and South America.
“I have just finished my experience in Los Angeles,” he said. “It was fantastic — now there are two of us who are heroes of two worlds: me and Giuseppe Garibaldi.”
Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic has also been linked with Serie A club Bologna and, asked about manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, said: “Sinisa is a unique person.”
Ibrahimovic has also been linked with Serie A club Bologna and asked about whether the ex-Manchester United forward could join Bologna in his prematch news conference, Mihajlovic said: “There’s a great rapport between us, we spoke a month ago and the last time 10 days ago.
“There is the possibility that he comes, it seemed to me that he was interested in my offer. Around Dec. 10 he will make a definite decision.
“Right now everything is on stand-by. I’m perfectly aware that he has other offers from important clubs. If he does comes, he is doing it for me.”