Zlatan Ibrahimovic certainly does not have retirement in his immediate thoughts and he could in fact extend his deal with AC Milan, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com report that Ibrahimovic has clear ideas in his mind regarding his future, and hanging up his boots is not an option in the short term. He wants to continue helping Milan along their growth path which he has helped establish since his arrival in the winter window of the 2019-20 season.
The Swede has a fantastic relationship with everyone at the club but particularly with director Paolo Maldini who shares the same thoughts as Ibra: to move forward together if it makes sense for both sides. In other words, if the 40-year-old’s physical condition holds up well and he feels useful to the cause, there will be no problem renewing until 2023.
At the beginning of 2022 a new one-year extension could be signed, therefore without waiting for the end of the season. Of course if Ibrahimovic feels that he has given all he can then the parties will separate, in full respect of what he has given to the club and vice versa.
At the moment though this is the less likely scenario because even if Zlatan’s body is no longer what it once was, he still feels very hungry in the mind. He aims for the Scudetto with Milan and the World Cup in Qatar, in December 2022, with Sweden. Presuming, of course, they qualify.