Berlusconi offers thoughts on sagas surrounding Donnarumma renewal and Ibrahimovic’s Sanremo appearance

By Oliver Fisher -

Former Milan owner and president Silvio Berlusconi has voiced his personal disapproval of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s desire to honour his commitments at the Sanremo Festival. 

There has been a lot of speculation and debate in the media in recent weeks about the Swede’s decision to partake in the festivities given how in the week commencing March 2 Milan will play two league games against Udinese and Verona.

Ibra signed the contract for Sanrema before his renewal with the Rossoneri and he intends to honour it, so a detailed plan has been established to allow him to do so which has been reported today.

Berlusconi responded to the reporters from Monza when asked about the Sanremo saga surrounding his friend and former player Ibrahimovic.

“He evidently needed to rest. I will not enter into the merits of corporate issues that do not belong to me, but otherwise I cannot understand how Milan can agree to a request of this kind,” he said (via MilanNews).

Berlusconi was also questioned during his conference at the Brianteo stadium about the future of Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is out of contract at the end of the season and does not yet appear to have agreed a renewal with Milan.

“I have followed Donnarumma since he was a youth, I understood that he could become a great goalkeeper. Milan must continue to have him in the squad also in the future,” he said.

Tags AC Milan Gianluigi Donnarumma Silvio Berlusconi Zlatan Ibrahimovic