Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that he has been ‘waiting for this day’ as his renewal until 2022 has been officially announced.
The Rossoneri have announced that the Swede has renewed his contract with the club, which means he will remain into his 40s. Ibrahimovic signed his contract at Casa Milan this evening, taking part in the customary photo shoot and speaking to the club’s media channels.
According to what is being reported by MilanNews, the amount he will earn stays at the €7m net that he currently gets including bonuses, some also based on appearances in the next season. After scoring 84 goals in 130 appearances with the Rossoneri, the Swedish striker will continue to be wearing the red and black shirt next season.
Speaking on the official Milan media channels, Ibrahimovic reacted to his renewal and insisted that he still feels very much like he is at home.
“I feel very happy, I have been waiting for this day now I have another year, and that’s what counts, and it’s the most important one,” he said (via MilanNews).
“I’ve always said, playing for Milan is like being at home. I feel very happy, I feel very good about how the club makes me feel, all the people who work there, the colleagues, the coach, the fans I miss so much at the stadium.
“This is like home. If I can stay all my life, I’ll stay. Working with Mr. Pioli was easy, he has the right mentality. Every day he has this energy that transforms the team and wants the best.”
At 39 the Swede has shown he is still capable of making his contribution to the team and his 17 goals and 3 assists in 25 appearances this season – including 15 goals in 17 league matches.