There are a number of footballers who have left clubs for potentially greener things but have decided to make a swift return. As the saying goes: “the grass is not always greener on the other side”.
Admittedly, there are other sayings such as ‘never go back’, but sometimes we just can not resist ourselves. Indeed, bettors should not look to go back to a site unless they have checked out the sites found at online-betting.org/best-betting-sites as these can ensure they will never have to leave in the first place.
Indeed, the world of football can be funny at times, and ‘never say never’ is certainly something that rings true within the sport.
Here are just some players who have decided to leave, but have then made a return a few years later…
1. Claudio Pizzaro
Perhaps the king of making a return, Claudio Pizarro is a player who knows that he might not always need to pack everything up when he leaves a club. The former Werder Bremen striker has played for the Bundesliga side on no fewer than four different occasions.
A former Chelsea and FC Bayern Munich forward, the Peruvian first played for Bremen in 1999 before making a return to the club nine years later. He would leave again but made another return in 2015. Incredibly, he made another return to the club in 2018, as he wanted to “finish my career at the club I started in Europe with”.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Another individual who has managed to play for the same club on multiple occasions is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede has played for AC Milan on no fewer than three occasions over the years, although no spell might be as important as the one he is currently playing at the moment.
The experienced striker might be 39-years-old, however he is still proving efficient in front of goal for I Rossoneri as he has helped them to the top spot in Serie A. He could have a huge say in whether AC Milan manage to win the Scudetto for the first time in a decade.
3. Didier Drogba
Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba went back for seconds at Stamford Bridge. The Ivorian was a hit during his first spell with the Blues as he was named the club’s greatest ever player. Despite leaving, he would make a triumphant return a couple of years later when he joined up with Jose Mourinho once again in SW6.