Finally, and after a torrent of reports and rumors, Italian football
club Milan announced, on Monday, the extension of the contract
of its veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic until the end
of the 2020-2021 season.
“AC Milan is happy to announce that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has
renewed his contract with the club until June 30, 2021,” a club
Ibra, 38, joined Milan last January from the Los Angeles Galaxy
of America, with a six-month contract.
Since his second return to the San Siro stadium, after a first
period between 2010 and 2012, he scored 11 goals in 20 matches
in all competitions, including 10 goals in 18 matches in the
domestic league, and contributed to leading the team to sixth
place qualifying for the preliminary round of the European League. “.
Monday Ibrahimovic joined his teammates and coach
Stefano Pioli at Milanilo Sport Center, where he participated in
the first training session of the season,” the Lombard club statement continued.
According to local press reports, Milan has reached an agreement with
his player under which he will receive a salary of 7 million
euros for the extra year.
And Ibra had previously hinted that he would stay with his club
when, on Friday, he published a picture on his Instagram account
in which he appeared wearing the club’s jersey with the number
21 he played with this season, canceling the number 2 and
replacing it with the number 1 to become 11, which he played
with in the first period , Adding, “As I said, I only have prepared AC Milan.”
During his first period at the club, the “Sultan” scored 56 goals
in 85 matches in all competitions, as Milan won the title of
“Serie A” under the supervision of coach Massimiliano Alegre
in 2011, which is the last victory for the old team in the league championship.