Toivonen reveals Ibrahimovic's Australia interest

Could one Swedish star lure another Down Under?

Melbourne Victory striker Ola Toivonen considers Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic a close friend and that relationship could prove fruitful for the A-League. 

Speaking at a recent Victory chairman’s lunch, Toivonen revealed Ibrahimovic always asks him about Australian football, according to The Advertiser.

Whether simple curiosity or genuine interest, Toivonen, in turn, has asked the current LA Galaxy attacker if he'd be open to playing Down Under.

Though Ibrahimovic seemingly didn't say yes or no to that particular question, he did go on to ask Toivonen what it's like living in Melbourne.

Victory will likely have their sights set on another marquee man next season with Keisuke Honda expected to depart at season's end. 

Ibrahimovic has previously been on the A-League's radar and is contracted to Galaxy until the end of 2019 meaning any move to the competition would have to happen midway through next season.

Even just a short swansong Down Under however would do wonders for the A-League and Victory could be the club to benefit from what would be a very deadly Swedish strike force. 

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Toivonen is contracted for another season with Kevin Muscat's side and has enjoyed a fine debut campaign Down Under scoring 11 times across 16 appearances. 

Ibrahimovic meanwhile has started his second season in the MLS with a trademark bang bagging three goals across his first two games for LA. 

Though turning 38 in October, it's hard not to see Zlatan having a big impact on and off the pitch should he make a move to Australia