Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘in talks about a new one-year contract with AC Milan with an experienced forward who will play in shape for the Italian giants into his forties’
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly signed another one-year contract with Milan
- The 39-year-old has scored 17 goals in a renaissance this season
- His current deal expires on June 30, but the Italian giants want to tie him down
- Ibrahimovic earned a recall from Sweden last month after retiring for five years
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s renaissance looks set to continue, with the Swedish striker reportedly in contract talks with AC Milan.
The 39-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season to dismiss Milan to second place in the Serie A table after rejoining a free transfer in December 2019.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly put pen to paper for a one-year extension at AC Milan
The 39-year-old striker (center) experienced a late renaissance among the Italian giants
Ibrahimovic’s current contract expires on June 30, but according to reports, the Italian giants are keen to keep the sniper at the club until June 2022 – meaning he would play into his forties.
The striker has surprised everyone since returning to European football with Milan, where he previously spent two years from 2010 to 2012.
The Swedish all-time top scorer enjoyed a year-full of goals in the MLS at LA Galaxy, but it was thought he had done his best after a career-threatening injury at Manchester United.
Instead, he thrived in Serie A, inspiring a title attack from Stefano Pioli’s side in the first half of the season, which has been dropped in recent weeks. City rival Inter is now eight points ahead of Milan with a match in hand.
Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement for Sweden last month after five years
Ibrahimovic’s form was so impressive that he earned a recall to the Swedish national team last month after five years without playing for his country. He has scored a record 62 goals for Sweden.
He provided the assist for the winner of Viktor Claesson in Sweden’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win against Georgia in his first match back and became the oldest player of his squad in the process.
His second spell at Milan has not been without controversy. This week, animal rights group PETA heavily criticized Ibrahimovic after Swedish outlet Expressen accused him of shooting a lion in captivity in 2011.
He also sparked a feud with NBA star LeBron James when he said that “athletes should be athletes and politicians should be involved in politics.”
The attacker is struggling with injuries again this season, but hopes he can leave those problems behind and lead the line for Sweden at the upcoming European Championship.