Zlatan Ibrahimovic rolled back the years again with yet another dominant performance against Sampdoria at the Marassi on Wednesday.
He scored a goal in each half either side of creating an assist for Hakan Calhanoglu, and Rafael Leao added a fourth as the Rossoneri ran out 4-1 winners.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport notes (via MilanNews), Ibrahimovic gave yet another jovial post-match interview too, proclaiming: “I’m like Benjamin Button, I’ve always been young, never old.”
It is impossible to deny the impact that the Swede has had. Against Samp, he scored his tenth goal of the season with Milan (nine in the league and one in the Coppa Italia), making it 17 consecutive seasons of scoring double figures in goals.
It isn’t just the goals that are turning heads though, it’s his overall performances. On several occasions Ibra dropped deeper to control the game, showcasing his dribbling, heels and no-look flicks. In short, he had fun.
The paper adds that to continue having fun it seems that Zlatan has chosen to stay at Milan, in large part because he is sure he can continue to be important for the team and inspire them to an even better finished.
Sporting director Massara made it clear that the timeframe for reaching an agreement could be quite tight. Milan cannot satisfy Ibrahimovic’s initial requests (€6million net for a one year extension) so the parties will therefore work on bonuses, in order to be able to satisfy everyone.