Pellegatti on Ibrahimovic: “He will stay next year, because the management want him to”

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to stay at AC Milan for another season and extend his contract, according to journalist Carlo Pellagatti.

After returning to the club last January and making a huge impact through his goals, experience and leadership, the Rossoneri management decided to give him another contract extension so he remained for the 2020-21 season.

With 14 goals in Serie A already this season despite missing a large chunk of games due to injury, there is already talk that he could renew again and keep playing into his 40s, potentially with Milan back in the Champions League too.

Away from the field, there has been a lot of speculation and debate in the media in recent weeks about the Swede’s decision to partake in the Sanremo Festival given how that week (from 2 to 6 March), Milan will play two league games against Udinese and Verona.

Pellegatti spoke on his YouTube channel about Ibrahimovic’s imminent trip to Sanremo, confirming that Milan are very calm about the situation and that the striker is likely to remain for another season.

“We only talk about Ibrahimovic in Sanremo, Milan are very calm in this situation. The options are being evaluated. Ibra scored 14 goals, he is the third behind Ronaldo and Lukaku, ahead of Lautaro, Belotti and Immobile,” he said (via MilanNews).

“We talk about attachment, do you remember the segment against Cagliari where Milan had ten men? He remained on the field despite having just recovered from injury. He was exhausted, but with the last energies he had the strength to gain a corner in the 94th minute.

“He is always among the best, he will stay next year, because the management want him to stay. He will continue to be the leader, and some doubt why he goes to Sanremo? He already had the agreement and will go there, it remains an example that goes or does not go.”

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