Zlatan Ibrahimovic DOES want to play for Boca Juniors, claims Argentine giants’ chief as he insists they will be able to pay his huge wages
- Boca Juniors have insisted they will be able to afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wages
- The veteran Swedish striker reportedly is interested in the move to Argentina
- Rumours of the star’s move to Boca had been denied by agent Mino Raiola
- 37-year-old Ibrahimovic currently plays for, and captains, MLS side LA Galaxy
Boca Juniors’ club director Jorge Anro has confirmed that Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a move to the club.
Previous reports linking the 37-year-old with a switch to the Argentine giants had been denied by Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola, although the club’s chief has now insisted they would be able to afford the financial package.
Speaking to Mundo Boca Radio, Anro said: ‘It is true that Ibrahimovic wants to play for Boca and it is true that we are in a position to bring him in.
Boca Juniors have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a move to the club
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC CLUB-BY-CLUB
– 47 appearances, 18 goals
– 110 appearances, 48 goals
– 92 appearances, 26 goals
Inter Milan (2006-2009)
– 117 appearances, 66 goals
– 46 appearances, 22 goals
AC Milan (2010-2012)
– 85 appearances, 56 goals
Paris Saint-Germain (2012-2016)
– 180 appearances, 156 goals
Manchester United (2016-2018)
– 53 appearances, 29 goals
LA Galaxy (2018 – )
– 54 appearances, 50 goals
‘The club is in a very good moment institutionally. It is so good financially that it can afford those luxuries. We would be able to pay Zlatan’s contract.’
Ibrahimovic has enjoyed two sensational seasons in Major League Soccer, having scored 50 goals in 54 games for LA Galaxy since his arrival from Manchester United last year.
A high-profile marquee signing was believed to be prominent on the agenda of chairman Daniel Angelici and sporting director Nicolas Burdisso ahead of the club’s December elections.
The duo are seeking to retain control of the club, and the acquisition of Ibrahimovic would demonstrate their ambition for Boca.
The club had already snapped up former Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi in a surprise swoop in the summer.
Ibrahimovic’s contract at LA Galaxy still has another year left to run, and the Swedish international recently claimed that he was the best player ever to have competed in the United States.
Speaking after he had netted a hat-trick in a 7-2 victory against Sporting Kansas City in September, he said: ‘I think I’m the best that has ever played in MLS.
‘And that’s without joking. Have you been watching the two years I’ve been playing here?’
The outspoken star, who has represented the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain throughout his illustrious career, is thought to be keen on pursuing a new challenge.
The Swedish star has represented the likes of Manchester United and Juventus in his career