Former Manchester United and AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently set the rumour mill spinning when he expressed a desire to return to the Serie A after his stint in Major League Soccer (MLS) comes to an end.
The 38-year-old, who has played for the likes of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus in the past, revealed that he is open to offers from Italian clubs with the striker specifically mentioning Napoli.
Now current club boss, Carlo Ancelotti has opened up on the statement, claiming that he and the club would welcome the Swedish striker with open arms, should he decide to move there in the future.
'After I call him, I'll let you know'— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) October 20, 2019
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"Ibrahimovic? I will call him tonight and tell him that we are waiting for him here. I follow him a lot. In 29 games in the MLS he scored 30 goals," the Italian maestro said, as per AS.
Ibrahimovic, for his part, despite his advancing years has taken the MLS by storm, scoring 52 goals in just 56 games for LA Galaxy, netting the MLS Newcomer Award and the Best Goal in his debut season.
His arrival would be a coup of sorts for Napoli, who are currently placed fourth in the Serie A table with 16 points from eight games, six behind leaders Juventus.