Stockholm (dpa) - Sweden's football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fueled speculation about a possible move back to Europe with a cryptic Instagram message.

"Hola España, you know what? I'll come back! », Said the 38-year-old striker in a short video clip on his Instagram page. Whether he alluded to a change to a Spanish club, was initially completely unclear. In the past, the Swede has repeatedly secretly expressed in the social media - sometimes just for promotional purposes for one of its sponsors.

Ibrahimovic plays since last year for Los Angeles Galaxy in the US professional league MLS, his contract expires at the end of the year. Ibrahimovic said after the defeat in the play-off quarter-final against city rivals Los Angeles FC last Thursday, it was too early to talk about his next plans. Most recently he had been associated with Italian clubs: the SSC Napoli signaled interest, even at Bologna, there should be a desire to oblige the eccentric striker.

A good decade ago, Ibrahimovic stood in Spain alongside Lionel Messi for a season in the squad of FC Barcelona, ​​but where he repeatedly infected with successful coach Pep Guardiola. In the wake of the anger with the coach, he eventually moved back to the Italian Serie A.

Ibrahimovic on Instagram