The king is Serie A football is back! Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his return to Italian football as he arrives in grand style for his AC Milan medical. The 38-year-old landed at Linate Airport on Thursday morning via a private jet from Stockholm. Excited fans blocked the entrance as they were seen jubilating and keen to greet their returning superstar.
The Swedish ace’s car took several minutes to leave the airport after supporters blocked the road chanting his name and trying to take photos. The 38-year-old, who spent two successful years at the club between 2010 and 2012, will hold a press-conference on Friday.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli did not shy back in holding his excitement and has admitted, he cannot wait to work with Ibrahimovic. The veteran striker rejoins the club on a free transfer from LA Galaxy.
Pioli also was spotted as saying, Ibrahimovic’s arrival will help stimulate the whole team, who are currently dwindling in 11th position in the Serie A table, and that the Swedish star has a key role to play.
Speaking to Italian news outlet, Corriere Della Sera, Pioli, said, “ Ibra is a warrior, a leader, a charismatic player who has a great sense of responsibility and a great desire to win. He’ll stimulate the whole team, his contribution will be crucial. Being the youngest team in the League, we’ve encountered some limitations in terms of a competitive streak. Ibra is the kind of player, person and leader who can help us fill that void. I thank the club. Gazidis, Maldini, Boban and Massara worked a lot during the holidays. He can do it all, he knows how set up his team-mates, he knows how to occupy the box well and he’ll know how to be the reference point in our attack.”