AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has laid out a hefty salary demand for if he is to extend his deal and stay at the club for another year, it is claimed.
According to Tuesday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive), it would be surprising if the Swede were still playing for Milan next season after a heated confrontation with CEO Ivan Gazidis last week.
Everything suggests that the 38-year-old will change teams. A return to Sweden to end his career at Hammarby cannot be excluded, as they would be thrilled to have him on their team.
The paper adds that Ibrahimovic would want €6million net per year to stay at Milan, too much for a club which is set to focus on a project based mainly on young players with low salaries.
The player’s economic demands cannot be satisfied by the club, and that alone is enough to signal his exit without the other tensions and the fact that the Rossoneri will have to deal with Mino Raiola.
A meeting between the parties to discuss the future is expected to happen soon, also because Zlatan must still agree to extend his deal until August so he can stay until the end of the current campaign.
Meanwhile Jennifer Wegerup, correspondent in Italy for SVT, Sweden’s main TV and journalist, spoke about the future of her friend Ibrahimovic.
“Knowing him, if things don’t get worse, he stays until the season is finished. Zlatan has returned to Milan to help, but also because he has always dreamed of San Siro, so I think he will stay,: she told Telelombardia (via MilanNews).