Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to have confirmed his new club. Earlier today the Swedish superstar posted a green shirt with his name on it, on Instagram. The club in question – Swedish side Hammarby.
The 38-year old is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy and while speculations have been linking him to Italian side AC Milan, the Swede may shock the world by joining Hammarby.
But rumors in the media are still going strong. On Monday, Zlatan was linked with a move to Tottenham with new boss Jose Mourinho taking over the wheel at “New White Hart Lane”. When asked about it, Jose denied the possibility stating:
“I would say we have one of the top strikers in England. It doesn’t make any sense of a striker of Zlatan’s dimension to come to a club where we have Harry Kane.”
Zlatan to Sweden: fact or publicity?
Fans are still wondering whether the post was just a publicity stunt or indeed reveals Ibramovic’s next move. After all, just a month ago, Zlatan fooled everyone by hinting a move to Spain, again with a post on Instagram, but it turned out it was a promotion for a gambling company.
Hammarby has made no official announcement about the supposed transfer of Ibrahimovic, so nothing is official yet. Still, in his true style, Zlatan has made everyone wonder and it now appears the 38-year old goalscorer may end up in any club.
Zlatan has already played in Sweden. He was part of the Malmo side, where he made his professional soccer debut, before leaving to join Ajax in 2001.
Meanwhile, Hammarby finished 3rd in the last season of the Swedish Allsvenskan, equal points, but worse goal difference than second Malmo, and a point behind champions Djurgårdens, and will enter the Liga Europa first qualifying round.
To this moment Zlatan has accumulated an impressive 456 career goals in 741 matches across all teams he’s played for.