Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson a couple of potential return to the nationwide staff, the Swedish Soccer Affiliation mentioned Thursday.
The information comes solely a day after the 39-year-old, who retired from worldwide soccer after the 2016 World Cup, hinted that he was open to as soon as once more don his nation’s jersey.
The Swedish FA mentioned that Janne Andersson travelled on Wednesday night to fulfill with Ibrahimovic to debate the chance following the striker’s obvious curiosity and spectacular current kind for AC Milan.
He leads the Serie A scoring charts with 10 objectives this season, greater than half Milan’s complete tally of 19.
“When Zlatan opened the door to play for the nationwide staff it felt pure and essential to fulfill and talk about it as quickly as doable,” Andersson mentioned in a press release.
“The assembly was good and fruitful, and we agreed on persevering with the dialogue.”
Ibrahimovic specific his want for a return to the worldwide stage on Wednesday after profitable Sweden’s Footballer of the 12 months award for the twelfth time.
“In case you ask me I will be trustworthy: sure, I miss the nationwide staff,” he informed Swedish each day Aftonbladet. “It is no secret.”
“The one who doesn’t miss it, he has already completed his profession. And I’ve not completed my profession.”
Nonetheless Ibrahimovic, who scored 62 objectives in 116 internationals, was extra cryptic when requested how would he reply if Janne Andersson known as him.
“Give me time, I’ve to consider it,” he mentioned.
Earlier this month he posted an outdated photograph of himself on social media, carrying a Sweden shirt and the captain’s armband with the phrase “Very long time no see”.
Janne Andersson at first appeared much less enamoured with the concept when he was additionally cornered by Aftonbladet.
“I am fairly irritated. He informed me in 2016 that he needed to retire and I revered his selection. So now it is as much as him,” mentioned Andersson.
The coach additionally mentioned Ibrahimovic would have state “clearly” if he needed to hitch and it might nonetheless be as much as him whether or not the striker would rejoin the squad.