CM: Ibra passes the ball to Maldini regarding renewal – how the Growth Decree can help

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will soon sit down and resolve the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of next season, according to a report.

As Calciomercato.com writes, the Rossoneri striker is doing everything to remain close to the team while he recovers from injury, as seen by the fact he flew from his last night at the Sanremo Festival to be with the squad on Sunday in Verona. In the meantime, he has dropped strong hints about a renewal: “It depends on Maldini, if he wants me I’ll be there.”

That relationship between Ibra and the Rossoneri is not limited to the pitch, because he brings so much more than just being the centre-forward as he has demonstrated his leadership and his ability to make everyone around him much better. Everything will depend on the body of Ibrahimovic, who has already missed 13 games due to muscle injuries.

Milan want to move forward with their leader, most likely with the current €7million net per year salary which – thanks to the Growth Decree – become €10.5m gross instead of €14m. To benefit from the tax breaks, however, he would have to stay for at least another six months. Milan also have the hope of replenishing the coffers soon with money from Champions League qualification, which could be achieved thanks to the Swede.

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