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Zlatan Ibrahimović has serious unfinished business with the Champions League

By Chris Smith

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined AC Milan

Published: 18:14, 29 October 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimović dropped a huge hint on Tuesday that he would soon be returning to Spanish football.

The legendary Swedish striker has been plying his trade with MLS side LA Galaxy since March 2018, scoring 53 goals in 58 appearances and once again rolling back the years.

However, the 38-year-old has never quite seemed settled stateside, making a number of controversial comments about the league and often suggesting his future may lie elsewhere.

Ibrahimović’s contract is due to expire in December and on Tuesday, he got fans talking with a cryptic video posted to social media.

“Hola Espana, guess what? I’m coming back,” he said.

Where will Ibrahimović go if he is to return to Spain? Chances are he’ll want to pitch up at a Champions League side, considering he’s played for more clubs (7) in Europe’s premier competition than any other player.

Incredibly, despite his 48-goal haul – the seventh-highest in competition history – the Champions League is a competition which still eludes him to this day, with the striker unable to inspire Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG or Manchester United to glory.

For all the league titles, Europa Leagues, cups and individual honours, the perfectionist in Ibrahimović is unlikely to allow him to settle without finally rounding off his career and lifting old big ears.

Where next for Ibrahimović? Watch this space.

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