Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a free agent when his contract with LA Galaxy expires in December, and has hinted at leaving following speculation on the prospect of a return to Manchester United or AC Milan.
Galaxy face Minnesota United in the MLS playoffs on Sunday and when asked whether it will be his last game for the club, Ibrahimovic told reporters: "Could be.
"There are no other thoughts, I respect my contract. If I leave you will have less to write about. If I stay you will still have something to write about. Let's see what happens. But let's focus on the playoff. I think [my future] is not the right thing to discuss."
"I've had a good time, good experience. I've learned a lot on how it works here, still a work in progress. I've enjoyed it and that's the most important. I came back from my injury and came like a little kid that just wanted to enjoy football. MLS gave me the opportunity and I took it."
Zlatan has been linked with a return to Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are weighing up moves for strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
He spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about a potential return to Serie A, and said, “Italy is my second home, but I want to challenge for the Scudetto. I can still make the difference. I’m not a zoo animal to be put on display.
“100 percent, I know I could still make the difference, both in Italy and in other countries.
“I'd do better than the players who are there now. My contract expires in December, and I don't know what will happen after that.”
He hasn’t yet entirely decided what he’ll do after his playing career does finally come to an end.
“After I’ve hung up my boots, I want an important role, where I have responsibilities and the power to make decisions,” he added.
“I could even become a Coach, but there’s a lot of stress. You age 10 years in one season. Plus, I wouldn’t be able to get on the pitch and make the difference, if needed. I still have a couple of months to decide, the important thing is to be in good shape.”