At 39, Zlatan Ibrahimovic intends to continue to make the heyday of the Italian championship. The Sweden international has extended his contract with AC Milan until the end of the 2021/2022 season.
The contract, which is worth around 6 million euros per year plus 1 million euros in additional bonuses, was confirmed on Thursday by the Serie A team.
“AC Milan have announced that they have renewed Zlatan Ibrahimović’s contract. AC Milan are the Italian team with which Zlatan has collected the most appearances and, after the 84 goals scored in the 130 games played during his career at AC Milan, the Swedish champion will wear again the Rossoneri jersey next season “, wrote the Italian giant in a statement.
“I feel very happy. I have waited for this day and now I have another year, which is the most important for me ”Ibrahimovic said on Milan TV.
“I’ve always said that playing for Milan is like being at home. I love how the club makes me feel, all the people who work here, my colleagues, the coach, the supporters who I really miss in the stadium. It’s like home. If I can stay here for life I will ”, he added.
“Sono molto felice, questa è casa mia”: the prime word of @Ibra_official dopo il rinnovo 🔴⚫
Zlatan’s first comments on his renewal: “I’m very happy, this is my home” 🔴⚫ #SemperMilan #ReadyToUnleash pic.twitter.com/qrIvvTjig9
– AC Milan (@acmilan) April 22, 2021
– Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) April 22, 2021
The former PSG initially only got a six-month contract when he signed for Milan in 2019, although his performances in that short span – which saw him score 10 goals in 18 appearances. championship – convinced the club to offer him an extension.
Ibrahimovic was one of Milan’s best players in the 2020-2021 campaign with 15 goals and apparently still has a lot to offer, despite turning 40 later this year.
The Swede also surpassed the 500 club goal mark and returned to play for Sweden, almost five years after his retirement. Barring injury, he could be one of the stars of Euro 2020 this summer.