A report by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has applied for a long-term U.S. Visa has fueled speculation the 33 year old will come to MLS.
The Swedish national visited the American embassy in Paris last month, according to report. Ibrahimovic reportedly posed for pictures and signed autographs while he was there.
Earlier this year, Ibrahimovic was asked if the success of his former teammate Theirry Henry with the MLS' New York Red Bulls would ever spur him on to come to the American league.
"I will really think about it, I find the American challenge really interesting, because my friend Thierry Henry plays there and he's fantastic there," Ibrahimovic said at the time. "He says good things about the MLS, so that could be interesting if the opportunity comes up again in two or three years."
Ibrahimovic has said Paris Saint-Germain would be the last major European club that he played for, according to ESPNFC.
In 22 games this season for PSG, Ibrahimovic has 17 goals, three assists and 85 shots on goal.
In his professional career so far, Ibrahimovic has already played for teams in five different countries, including Sweden, Italy, France, Spain and The Netherlands.
- Will Green