Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to play the last year of his career at AC Milan and help them achieve a top four finish, a report claims.
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.
As per La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday (via MilanLive), the 38-year-old has seemingly dismissed the idea of a retirement at the end of the season.
Instead, he would like a final season with the Rossoneri, to leave as a recognised hero and to guide the Diavolo back to the Champions League seven years after the last time they were in the competition.
However, he will ask for guarantees, such a team that is properly set up for this objective. This includes reinforcements of experience, accustomed to competing for certain objectives, so as to shape a team that in the meantime has already grown a lot since its arrival in January.
It will be necessary to understand what the future of Milan is and if the owners fully intend to only focus on young players, then it comes down to if Ibra will accept this situation.
Most of all it will be necessary to understand what Rangnick thinks about the former PSG star, and if he will open to an exception as he was with Raul, who was 34 years old when he helped Schalke 04 to the Champions League semi-finals.
At the moment, the paper reports Ibra has not received any contractual proposals, while rumours of an early termination of the contract are obviously to be discarded – everything will be decided only at the end of the season.