Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed speculation linking him with a move back to first club Malmo this summer, declaring that he is ‘too good for Allsvenskan’.
The 34-year-old is looking for a new club after ending his four-year association with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.
Speculation had linked the Sweden captain with a return to home-town club Malmo, where he played between 1999 and 2001, but he has now dismissed any possible return to the Swedish top flight, as he believes he is too good to play in the division.
He said: “I am too good for Allsvenskan.” The forward has also been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, where he could link-up with former boss Jose Mourinho once again, after the duo worked together during their time at Inter Milan.
Ibrahimovic admits that he enjoys the speculation surrounding his future, and he will confirm the destination of his next move in due course.
He continued: “I want you to write stories, they get me excited, and see who can make up the best ones.
When I get tired of them, I’ll let you know where I’ll go.” Should the veteran forward join Mourinho at Old Trafford then he will be tasked with helping the Red Devils claim their first Premier League crown since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the club in 2013.
United are available at 5.50 to win the Premier League title next season, while they are on offer at 1.50 to claim a top four finish in the division.