Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The door is always open for a Sweden World Cup return

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United man Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that the door is always open on a return to Sweden for the World Cup.

The striker’s contract was mutually terminated recently by the club and he has since been revealed to be an MLS player playing for LA Galaxy.

With the American league just about to begin, Ibrahimovic has plenty of time to get some game time under his belt should he decide on returning for his international team.

Having retired from Sweden previously, most expected it to be the end for his international career but since his nation qualified for the World Cup, many have touted him for a return.

The former PSG man has now revealed that the option is there but he will take things one step at a time before deciding.

According to EIR Sport, Zlatan said to the MLS website: “If I feel well, capable of giving what I can, the door will always be open. If I want to I’ll be there, if not no.

“I want to play football, we’ll see what happens. They call me every day, they ask me how am I doing, but we need to take a step at a time. I repeat if I feel well and if I want to, I’ll be there.”

Most United supporters expected Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave the club but only at the end of the season when his contract was going to run out.

However, it appears that Jose Mourinho no longer required his services and may have agreed to his request to leave given their close relationship.

The pair have previously worked together at Inter Milan as well and their strong partnership was one of the reasons why Ibrahimovic came to Old Trafford in the first place.

The Swede wasn’t expected to really give Romelu Lukaku a run for his place in the starting XI but he was expected to be a decent rotational option.

However, with the addition of Alexis Sanchez, who can play as a forward, it seems Zlatan didn’t need to wait any longer to move to the MLS.

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