Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined AC Milan on a free transfer after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy, the Italian club has confirmed.
Ibra, as he is popularly called by his fans all over the world, has signed a six-month contract until June 2020, with an option to sign for a further year. And according to report, the move is subject to Ibrahimovic passing a medical, which will take place on January 2.
The Swede was linked with several different sides, including Serie A rivals Napoli and Bologna, while there were even links to both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, but those rumours have now been put to bed.
The 38-year-old let his contract with the Major League Soccer side expire to pursue a return to Europe and has returned back to a Milan side who are struggling in the middle of the table.
During his two seasons at the San Siro, Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 appearances after initially joining them on a season-long loan from Barcelona in August 2010 before sealing a permanent switch the following summer. He then helped the Rossoneri win the Serie A title that season and left for Paris Saint-Germain a year later.
According to reports, talks with Milan have been ongoing with the two parties trying to satisfy Ibrahimovic’s salary demands, while also adhering to Financial Fair Play rules. The Italian club are serving a ban from European competition due to Financial Fair Play breaches.
Speaking to the club’s website, Ibrahimovich said: “I’m coming back to a Club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love.
“I’ll fight together with my team-mates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen”.
Milan are currently 11th in Serie A and scoring goals has been a major problem for Stefano Pioli’s side this season with just 16 goals in their 17 league games.