Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to sign a new one-year deal with AC Milan and he has a number of different records in his sights, a report claims.
Ibrahimovic underwent surgery at the end of last season and that means he is not expected to return to competitive action until after January 2023, but La Gazzetta dello Sport have listed the legends he could topple.
For starters, only two players have scored a goal in Serie A at an older age than Zlatan, whose last goal came at 40 years and 98 days against on January 9th. Alessandro Costacurta netted against Udinese at 41 years and 25 days and Silvio Piola scored at 40 years and 131 days. Ibrahimovic will turn 41 on October 3rd, so if the Swede scores on his return he will take the record.
Costacurta also holds the title of being the oldest player ever to appear in the Champions League at 40 years and 211 days. The last match of the group stage will take place at the beginning of November, so if Milan pass the group stages he will almost certainly take this title too.
If he were to score, Ibra would take the record of oldest UCL goal scorer from Francesco Totti, who netted at 38 years and 59 days against CSKA Moscow. Nobody older than Filippo Inzaghi (37 years and 86 days) has scored a brace when he bagged twice against Real Madrid in 2010.
Finally, if he became a champion of Europe, Ibra would take the record from the current technical director Paolo Maldini, who raised the cup in Athens 2007 at 38 years and 331 days old.