GdS: Comments from Milan director open door for Ibrahimovic to stay – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at AC Milan appears to be undecided based on the comments of sporting director Ricky Massara, it is claimed.

A lot of the speculation urrounding the future of Ibrahimovic has claimed the the Swede will end his second spell with the Rossoneri after just a few months in order to return to his home country and either play for Hammarby – the club he owns 25% of – or move into a director role there.

According to Tuesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport though (via MilanLive), Massara’s comments to Sky Italia before Monday’s 4-1 win over Lecce seem to suggest a different version of events.

Massara firstly clarified the six players with a contract expiring, including Ibra himself, will all renew and remain until the end of the season.

As for the specific situation of the 38-year-old, the director said: “He is a very important player, he is a champion, he wanted to help Milan in a difficult moment, we will also evaluate together with him on the basis of his desire to continue.”

“There can be no team without Ibrahimovic, it is phenomenal. There is always room for champions like Ibrahimovic. The crisis has accentuated the difficulties, we need policies with sustainable costs, we need to go in search of strong players, with the right mix of young talents and elements of experience.”

The paper adds how CEO Ivan Gazidis, for the moment, has not yet said a definitive word on the matter, with the crucial discussions therefore postponed to the end of the season.

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