A lot of the recent speculation in the media has suggested that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future looks increasingly likely to be away from AC Milan.
However, SportMediaset (via MilanLive) are reporting that – despite the possible arrival of Ralf Rangnick – a glimmer of hope has arrived regarding the renewal of the Swede.
The same outlet are claiming that the German will fly to London to iron out the final details of his contract soon, while Tuttosport believe that he wants to build an Italian core at the club, both with players and staff.
Given that it seems Rangnick will embark on a youth-led revolution many assumed there would be no room for a 38-year-old Ibrahimovic, but the incoming manager has offered some hope.
The report claims that Ibrahimovic can stay at Milan on one condition: he must accept an important but more marginal role than usual. In summary, Zlatan will have to represent a mentor for the young attackers who will arrive in the next window.
Ibra would no longer be a leader and untouchable on the pitch, rather he would have to be willing accept a role as a luxury alternative, with more specific tasks inside the locker room.