Hammarby forward and former AC Milan striker have say on future of Ibrahimovic

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is keeping his future plans to himself amid all the speculation in the media, according Hammarby striker Muamer Tankovic.

The Swede has had an almost unquantifiable impact since securing his return to Milan in January eight years after leaving for Paris Saint-Germain.

Stefano Pioli’s side have lost just twice all calendar year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has taken attention away from football and has created many uncertainties, with some outlets even claiming Ibra may have even played his last game for the club if the season is indeed cancelled.

It was confirmed on Thursday that the 38-year-old is currently training with Hammarby, the club that he became a shareholder in just before arriving at Milan which angered fans of former club Malmo.

Hammarby striker Muamer Tankovic spoke to Sky Italia after training with Ibrahimovic, and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.

“It was great for the club to see Zlatan, it was good for the players. We did a training session behind closed doors, no friend or family member was able to attend,” he said.

“We met directly at the field, we trained and then we went directly home without going through the locker room. Zlatan always wants to win regardless of where and with whom he trains. In the end this is truly his club.

“His attitude is an example for everyone, for young players, thanks to his winning mentality. We have not talked about when he will return to Milan, he cannot know with Coronavirus, for now he will stay in Stockholm and then he will see.

“The only one who knows where he will be in the future is Zlatan. Obviously everyone wants to know where he will be in the next season, but only he knows. ”

Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb.com, Joe Jordan – the former AC Milan striker – also spoke about the impact the Swede has made.

“For me it was not a surprise because in every club he has always left his mark. I hope he continues like this,” he said.

“Should Milan keep him? Of course, he is still a very important player and I would keep him. He is an example for the locker room and still has a great desire. He can drag his teammates.”

 

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