Towards the end of October, a video emerged of Ibrahimovic declaring that he would be returning to Spain after the end of the MLS season.
“Hola Espana! Guess what? I’m coming back”, Ibrahimovic said.
Now this is a strange one indeed. Behind AC Milan, the bookies favourite for Ibrahimovic’s next club is Spanish side Real Valladolid who currently sit at 13th place in La Liga. The reason behind Ibrahimovic’s link with Valadolid is their majority owner, Ronaldo Nazario, who was a childhood idol of Ibrahimovic. A picture of Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo both holding and LA Galaxy shirt a few weeks ago shows that the 2 have been in contact, with Ronaldo possibly persuading Ibrahimovic to join Valladolid.
Staying in Spain, another club who is rumoured to be the next destination for Ibrahimovic is Real Madrid. Considering that Ibrahimovic hasn’t been particularly loyal during his career seeing that he player for: Inter, AC Milan, and Juventus, it wouldn’t be a surprise to forget his allegiance to Barcelona and join their fierce rivals Real Real Madrid.
Between Real Valladolid, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, it looks like Atletico is the least likely destination for Ibrahimovic as there aren’t many news sources reporting anything more than interest from Atletico. Atletico were reportedly interested in signing Ibrahimovic back when he was playing for Manchester United, so if those reports were true, Simeone could make a second attempt to bring Ibrahimovic to Atletico.