Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no doubts: he wants to take Milan back to the Champions League and carry on playing with them there, reports claims.
According to Monday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive), ‘absolute confirmations’ have arrived that Ibrahimovic wants to extend his deal by another year until at least June 2022. The Swede showed with his brace in the derby that he is still incredibly key to the fortunes of his team despite being 39 years of age.
The paper adds that agent Mino Raiola has already been pre-alerted regarding Ibrahimovic’s desire to keep playing and to do so with the Rossoneri shirt. He apparently already has a half-agreement with Milan that will see Ibra end his career at the club.
Meanwhile, La Repubblica reports that the extension of Ibrahimovic’s contract is in fact necessary. His stay would help with other more contentious renewals such as Gianluigi Donnarumma (also a Raiola client) and Hakan Calhanoglu, both of whom expire in June 2021 and want to see a serious project.
Furthermore, Milan will be able to take advantage of the Growth Decree. Keeping Ibra until at least December 2021 means that the club will achieve a saving of 30% on the player’s gross salary due to a tax relief initiative from the Italian government.