GdS: Napoli, retirement or staying at Milan – the most likely outcome for Ibrahimovic

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s second spell at AC Milan is not destined for a ‘happy ending’ amid all the corporate chaos, according to a report.

There is a lot of uncertainty at Milan currently after the fallout between Gazidis and Zvonimir Boban, which led to the latter being sacked from his position. This uncertainty extends to members of the squad too given the high possibility that a new manager will be coming in, and in particular Zlatan Ibrahimovic whose deal expires in June.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports on Friday (via MilanLive) that the future of Ibrahimovic appears to be moving further and further away from Milan due to Boban’s departure, as the Croatian is the director that Zlatan was closest to.

There is the temptation of a move to Napoli for the 38-year-old and of course the possibility of retiring. In light of the coronavirus issue, he has taken refuge in Sweden.

Without Boban and with Maldini and Frederic Massara also destined for the farewell, it will be necessary to understand what will become of the new Milan. Ivan Gazidis could try to keep him, but the tactical preference of the possible next head coach Ralf Rangnick means that Ibra is unlikely to play a central role.

The Naples option – the newspaper assures – does not seem plausible at the moment, despite the more than friendly relationship with Gennaro Gattuso. Instead, it is more plausible that he returns to his homeland, where his family and many business opportunities await.

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