After struggling within the first half of the season, Milan have misplaced solely twice since Ibrahimovic’s arrival in January from MLS aspect LA Galaxy. Nonetheless, the 38-year-old’s contract expires on the finish of the season and it will likely be as much as the membership administrators to barter an extension.
“We’ve got created one thing this season which wants continuity. Zlatan is a part of this mission,” membership legend Maldini mentioned. “It will not be any simple negotiation however we need to transfer ahead with him. In assault with him we really feel content material, then there are Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao in addition to different younger gamers who can develop exponentially with him. That’s our line.”
Milan completed the league marketing campaign on Saturday with a 3-Zero win over Cagliari and have secured a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League. Ibrahimovic scored a purpose in Saturday’s win to convey his tally to 10 targets in 18 appearances.
Ibrahimovic grew to become the oldest participant to attain at the least 10 targets in a single Serie A marketing campaign.
“I am like Benjamin Button, besides I’ve at all times been younger, by no means previous,” he mentioned after his two-goal efficiency vs. Sampdoria final Wednesday, referring to the primary character in a 2008 Oscar-winning Hollywood film a couple of man who ages in reverse.
With 51 league targets at Milan, Ibrahimovic is the primary participant to achieve the half-century mark for each San Siro golf equipment. He scored 57 targets for rivals Internazionale between 2006-09.