It has been a season to forget for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was unable to give his contribution to the team after the Scudetto win of 2021-22.
As Calciomercato.com reports, Ibrahimovic has been kept out for the majority of the season due to various physical problems which are perhaps his body’s way of telling him that he is no longer as young as he might feel.
If one year ago giving the Sweden a new one-year deal was almost obligatory move after what he brought to the team and the boost he gave in the run-up to the title win, the chances of a new contract extension – even at a lower amount than the current €1.5m net he earns – seems very unlikely.
The latest setback for the 41-year-old was a problem with his right calf sustained back on April 23 and though his goal remains to get on the field at least for a few minutes in the last match of the season against Verona for a farewell, it remains a complicated idea.
Nothing has been decided yet on Ibra’s future and a definitive choice will only be made at the end of the season, but everything suggests that he will no longer be a player, at least not at Milan.
Then he must decide whether to hang up his boots and maybe continue at Milan as a director or as a coach, or try a new adventure as a player where Adriano Galliani’s Monza could welcome him with open arms.
I really do not want to see him in a different jersey…Should retire as a Milan legend. Grazie, MAISTRE!