Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new deal with AC Milan which would keep him at the Italian Serie A club until the end of the 2021-2022 season.
The 39-year-old Sweden international who returned to AC Milan on January 2, 2020, has been one of the best strikers at the club and in the Italian league. So far this season, the veteran striker has scored 15 goals and has provided 2 assists in 17 league games.
Besides his brilliant performance in the league, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal in Coppa Italia, a goal in Europa League qualifier, and an assist in the Europa League.
Due to how good he has performed this season, AC Milan had to extend his current contract by a year. Hence, he will keep playing for the club even after he turns 40.
To confirm that he has successfully extended his stay at the club, Ibrahimovic took to Twitter to share a picture showing him and some board members of AC Milan after signing the contract extension. In the caption, he wrote: “The Saga Continues”.
The Saga Continues @acmilan pic.twitter.com/b8KwY5czG4— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) April 22, 2021
In an interview with AC Milan’s official website after sealing the contract extension, the Sweden international said he wishes to remain at the club for the rest of his life if possible.
“I’ve always said playing for AC Milan is like being at home,” said Ibrahimovic.
“I am really happy with how the club makes me feel. I would stay for the rest of my life if I could.”
"Sono molto felice, questa è casa mia": le prime parole di @Ibra_official dopo il rinnovo 🔴⚫— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 22, 2021
Zlatan’s first comments on his renewal: “I’m very happy, this is my home” 🔴⚫ #SempreMilan #ReadyToUnleash pic.twitter.com/qrIvvTjig9
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s form for this season has not only earned him a contract extension at AC Milan, but it has also earned him a recall to the Swedish football national team.
His new one-year deal with AC Milan would see the Sweden international continue to earn €7 million per year (£5.94m per year/£114k per week) which he has been earning since he returned to Milan last year.
Before now, Ibrahimovic had played for AC Milan between 2010 and 2011. Afterward, he moved to Paris Saint Germain, then to Manchester United, and then to LA Galaxy in 2018 from where he returned to AC Milan in 2020.
Ibrahimovic’s effort at AC Milan has helped the club to the second spot on the league table. He did not play for Milan in the club’s last two games due to suspension and an injury. He is expected to be present in the game against Lazio on April 26.