CM: Renewal on hold and rumours of heated confrontation – Ibrahimovic a leader alone

By Oliver Fisher -

Some more information has come out about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at AC Milan and the reason that caused a fallout between Ivan Gazidis and Zvonimir Boban.

There is no doubting the impact that the Swede has had since his arrival, as prior to Sunday the team had lost just once in 2020, and he has four goals in all competitions.

Despite this, according to Daniele Longo for Calciomercato.com, CEO Ivan Gazidis wanted to put talks over a renewal on hold and this was the reason for the quarrel with Boban, who pushed for an agreement to be found immediately.

Since the 38-year-old officially signed early in January, Milan have accrued 14 points in eight games. The numbers say a lot but not everything, because Ibrahimovic changed Milan from different points of view.

Stefano Pioli now plays with a formation that appears to be generating more positive results, and his leadership on the field has been something which has boosted the belief of a damaged young squad.

Giving up his experience in the umpteenth revolution could prove to be criminal. Mino Raiola has given Gazidis availability to understand what Elliott’s plans are, but the player himself has not digested the position taken by the Rossoneri CEO.

There are even rumours of a heated confrontation in the final training session before the match against Genoa. Holding back Ibrahimovic’s annoyance without Boban will be very difficult, as will holding back the most representative players of the squad.

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