Filippo Inzaghi forged himself a wonderful career as one of Europe’s greatest goal poachers but so far has struggled to get his AC Milan side firing on all cylinders.
In the unlikely event he remains at the San Siro beyond the end of this season, he must sign a striker to get the Rossoneri back to the lofty heights of old.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly been earmarked as the man to save his former club. Though he departed for the moneybags of Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2012, he could be tempted to return in order to save Milan from spending yet more time in the wilderness.
According to Tuttosport, the San Siro is to be the setting of yet more imports in the summer. Mattia Destro signed on in January but, like Fernando Torres before him, has failed to impress. A return to AS Roma looks most likely, with the club hierarchy unwilling to part with big money to make his stay permanent.
And Ibrahimovic is wanted to become their saviour. His first spell at Milan saw him win the Scudetto, another league title to go with the others already won at Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona. Having won two championships in Paris he would arguably be returning as the complete centre-forward.
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The French side already possess Edinson Cavani in reserve, although the Uruguayan continues to be linked with a move away to both Real Madrid and Manchester United. There is also mounting speculation of a bid for Paulo Dybala, with the Palermo hotshot one of Serie A’s surprise packages.
Ibrahimovic would bring goals, guile and swagger back to Milan. They have struggled for goals ever since his departure and a return could be the perfect way to front a new era of success.
Of the details in the report, the most likeliest does seem that Destro will return to Roma, though a return of Ibrahimovic is a deal that could happen in the foreseeable future.
One standout fact that has perhaps plagued him throughout his career is he not one for staying about. He left Juventus soon after the club had been relegated to Serie B in a match fixing scandal that rocked the country in 2006, and was also more than happy to leave Milan the first time around once PSG came calling.
The future to Cavani is also central to the argument. Laurent Blanc would be unlikely to allow both the Uruguayan and Ibrahimovic to depart in the same summer, so much may depend on whether United identify him as Radamel Falcao’s replacement or opt to place their interest elsewhere.
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