With Milan having limited attacking options, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be decisive in tonight’s match against Napoli. Will the Partenopei’s failure to sign him last year come back to bite them?
The 40-year-old Swedish forward has scored seven goals in 10 Serie A appearances this campaign and he could be the difference maker in this evening’s tough match against Luciano Spalletti’s side, especially considering Stefano Pioli has limited options up front due to an injury crisis.
Before Ibrahimovic signed for the Rossoneri in January 2020, he had reached an agreement with Napoli and was only a step away from joining the Partenopei, before president Aurelio De Laurentiis dismissed coach Carlo Ancelotti on December 10th 2019.
Following this decision, Ibrahimovic re-considered his options and eventually decided to re-join Milan, where he became a core part of Pioli’s squad.
The 40-year-old Swede has the chance to make Napoli regret their failure to secure his signature this evening in a match that could prove decisive in the title race, as both teams are currently trailing Simone Inzaghi’s Inter by a handful of points.
4 Comments on “Could Napoli’s failure to sign Ibrahimovic come back to bite them against Milan?”
Ibra has already scored 2 goals last season in maradona stadium, Milan won 3-1. Without Ibra, Milan could’ve failed to win and extra 1-3 points for Napoli, which means they would’ve qualified for UCL instead of Juve. This question is being asked way too late
Ibra was never going to be the future of Napoli, and I think they were better off not pursuing him. As for Ancelotti, he turned out to be a disaster of a coach, now didn’t he? Couldn’t even maintain the squad’s fitness level, from what I read.
Napoli is better off without them both. Forza Partenopei into a bright future!
@Joel Parkes, a 40-yo is not a future of any team, only Milan think otherwise. Nice joke.
Bit ironic coming from a club that sold a prime Lukaku and got a 35y old in his place