Transfer news

Ibrahimovic open to Bayern move

February 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened the door to a potential move to the Bundesliga by claiming that he would be interested by the challenge of Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola Zlatan Ibrahimovic
GettyImagesZlatan Ibrahimovic could be reunited with Pep Guardiola

Ibrahimovic, 31, has played in five different countries - Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France - and has won the league title at all but PSG, although a Ligue 1 winners’ medal is likely to arrive at the end of the season.

The man who brought him to Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, will take over at the Allianz Arena this summer and, despite reports suggesting that the two did not meet eye-to-eye over various things, the Swedish international would still be open to a move to rejoin him.

"The Bundesliga is certainly a league that attracts me. One day, maybe I will go there," he told 11Freunde. "I still have a little time left in my career. If I chose to go to Germany, it would have to be Bayern Munich. For me they are one of the top five clubs in the world."

Ibrahimovic’s moves have often led to questions over his loyalty, but the striker insists that he has become a better person as a result.

He added: "I've lived in five countries – Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and now France. I have learned to get to know new people and cultures. It has certainly made me more mature."