AC Milan will sit down with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and come to a decision between them on what is the best way to move forward, a report claims.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), at Milan nobody is currently thinking that his departure from the club is imminent, but Sweden’s result in the World Cup play-offs could have a bearing on his choice whether to retire or not.
The feeling is that Ibrahimovic could accept being a sort of luxury wild card player and that in the future he will be able to have other roles within the club, but the admission during his recent press conference that he feels panic at the idea of retiring means a renewal might be the priority.
The club want to give him a considerably lower fixed part than the current one, let’s say around €2m net, with the inclusion of bonuses linked to appearances, while the Growth Decree tax relief scheme will also help.
Zlatan has accepted the role of “big brother” for the young players and the club would be ready to welcome him even if he decides to hang his boots on nail. If Sweden book their place at the Qatar World Cup though, he has the stimulus to go on.