Mino Raiola reveals where Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to retire

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Even though Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed just a one-year deal at Manchester United this summer, Red Devils fans would be forgiven for assuming it would be the Swede's final swansong after an illustrious career.

Just a month into the season, and there have already been whispers from Jose Mourinho suggesting Ibrahimovic could stay at Old Trafford for at least one more year after making such an instant impact in the Premier League.

Should he stay until the end of the 2017/18 campaign, Ibrahimovic will be 36 but that does not necessarily mean he will retire.

His agent Mino Raiola might have disappointed a few United supporters with his latest comments in the press, where he has hinted that the former Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan star will not finish his career in England.

Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has revealed that the striker has a desire to add another Serie A side to the already glittering list of European giants he has appeared for.

In an interview with Radio CRC, as per The Mirror, Raiola claims Zlatan informed him of his intentions to retire at Napoli after attending a 'farewell' match for club legend Ciro Ferrara at the Stadio San Paolo.

"‘Was Ibra approached by Napoli this summer? The presidents who talk to me, they know that what is said remains between us," Raiola said.

"We chose United recently, it was our goal, Ibra was also the club’s aim, and we’re now where we needed to be.

"I can only say that at the farewell match of Ciro Ferrara at the San Paolo, Zlatan called me and said: 'Mino, I want to end my career at Napoli,' because the mentality of the Neapolitans is very close to his own."

Ibrahimovic has now achieved so much in his career that if he says he wants to play for a specific team you should half-expect the move to be manufactured.

Whether Napoli will still be keen to pay the 34-year-old's exceedingly high wages in two year's time remains to be seen, however, if he can maintain his current rate of scoring at Man United, it will take a very brave man to reject a player of Ibrahimovic's talent.

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