Zlatan Ibrahimovic intends to demand a top salary if he is to renew his contract and stay with AC Milan into next season, a report claims.
The Swede showed everyone what he is capable of at the ripe age of 38 on Wednesday night as he scored a brace to move on to nine league goals in 2020, and he also provided an assist for Hakan Calhanoglu.
For weeks the rumours had been that Ibrahimovic would leave once Ralf Rangnick arrived as manager, but now the German will not be coming and instead Stefano Pioli will be staying, the situation seems to have changed.
Calciomercato.com report how technical director Paolo Maldini was far from certain of his own stay and for this reason the first contacts with Mino Raiola regarding Ibrahimovic’s renewal were not concrete.
Now that Maldini’s future seems safe, Ibra expects a call as soon as possible to resolve his future. Milan’s idea was to present an offer of around €4.5million net for a one year extension, but it may not be enough.
Perhaps Zlatan himself knows that Gianluigi Donnarumma’s €6m-a-year salary is unreachable and an exception for the ownership, as he is very young and among the strongest in Europe, but at the moment the 38-year-old doesn’t want to accept much lower than Gigio’s amount.
Ibra still feels strong and very important to the team. Now it will be necessary to understand what weight Milan intend to give him.