Mayor Beppe Sala open to having Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue in Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala has opened up to the idea of moving Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue over from Sweden and putting it outside Casa Milan.

Ibrahimovic secured a return to the Rossoneri earlier in the month and scored his first goal in his first start on Saturday afternoon, netting the second in Milan’s 2-0 win over Cagliari.

However, prior to joining the Diavolo he caused somewhat of a stir back in his home country. It was revealed on Hammarby’s official website on Wednesday that the Swedish striker has decided to invest in the club, buying 50% of AEG Sweden’s shares. This amounts to around 25% of the total club shares.

This has resulted in his statue outside Malmo’s ground being vandalised multiple times, with the nose being cut off and the actual statue being set alight, leading to suggestions it will be taken down and/or moved.

Now, the mayor of Milano – Beppe Sala – has potentially offered up his city as a home for the structure.

“I have never evaluated the possibility of bringing the statue of Ibrahimovic to Milan, if anyone wants to propose the idea I have nothing against it,” he said, via @TeamMilanAC on Twitter.

“A place for the statue? You have to ask the AC Milan players, perhaps close to their headquarters.”

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