GdS: Ibrahimovic unlikely to remain in youth-led Milan, but never say never

By Oliver Fisher -

It is difficult to imagine striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic remaining if AC Milan decide to fully focus on a youth revolution, according to a report.

The future of the Swede has been the subject of intense speculation over the last few days amid various reports claiming he could retire, join another club in Italy or even join Hammarby – the team in his home country which he owns 25% of.

A lot seems to depend on which course the club will take: some outlets are saying that CEO Ivan Gazidis will entrust Ralf Rangnick with a youth project while others believe Stefano Pioli could stay, which would improve the chances of Ibrahimovic remaining too.

According to Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), it is difficult to imagine that the 38-year-old stays if the choice is made to focus on talented youth.

‘Never say never’ though the report adds, especially when it comes to Ibra. Now the ball passes to Gazidis, Elliott’s trusted man, who will have to face the matter as soon as the player has returned to Italy.

 

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