Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to end his second spell at AC Milan after just six months, a report claims, as he will not renew with the Rossoneri.
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 even despite the COVID-19 pandemic taking attention away from football and creating many uncertainties, it seems Ibrahimovic has already made his mind up.
As reported by SportMediaset on Friday (via MilanLive), the corporate chaos which has seen Zvonimir Boban get sacked and has pushed Paolo Maldini towards an exit – the two managers who strongly wanted to bring him back to Milan – means that Ibra has decided not to entertain a renewal.
In addition, the report cites how Ibrahimovic will keep his promise made on the day of his first press conference in January: “I am a footballer like everyone else. I chose to go back to Milan to play and help out. But I will be evaluated. If Zlatan will not be useful to the team then I will move on.”
Ibrahimovic is unlikely to feel useful in a team made up almost entirely of young players and based around a salary cap of €2.5m per player per year.