AC Milan want Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay in Milan. And they are going to offer him a one-year contract extension to stay at the club until June 2022.
Ibrahimovic had a renaissance in European football since his arrival at Milan in January 2020. Everyone thought his time in Europe finished after his knee injury at Manchester United and then his joining at MLS side LA Galaxy.
The 39-year-old Swedish forward returned to Serie A and made 23 appearances for the Rossoneri in all competitions. He managed to score 16 goals and 2 assists this season. In his second spell for Stefano Pioli’s side, he scored 28 goals in more than a year.
In this season Ibrahimovic had his injury issues and he had to remain sidelined for the important games. He only participated in half of the games of Milan.
AC Milan want Ibrahimovic to stay
The recent excellent performance of Ibrahimovic has pleased the Rossoneri board and they are willing to offer him a new contract. The Swedish forward announced his retirement from international football after the Euro 2016. But, his performance for Milan gave him the national team call-up after five years ahead of the Euro 2021.
According to Fabrizio Romano, AC Milan are confident that the deal with Ibrahimovic can be reached for the contract extension. The procedure will be finalized in the next week or so.
Ibrahimovic played for Milan in his first spell between 2010-2012. During that time he scored 56 goals in 85 games and helped the club to win Serie A and the Italian Super Cup. This time around he has helped the club with his experience in a very young Milan side. He is the perfect individual to learn about football for the talented young squad.
It will be interesting to see if Zlatan can produce the same quality at the age of 40-years-old as he is getting injuries a lot and it is hard to remain fit at the highest level of football at his age.
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