Zlatan Ibrahimovic already has a plan in mind regarding his future beyond the summer and has spoken to Paolo Maldini about it.
There has been plenty of speculation throughout the season regarding whether Ibrahimovic will remain at Milan beyond the end of the season given he turns 40 later in the year and has a contract which is set to expire in June.
According to La Repubblica (via MilanLive), the Swede has the desire to play in the Champions League once again having not played a match in the competition since November 2017, when he came on in a game between Basel and Manchester United.
The striker communicated his decision to Milan and Paolo Maldini before last Thursday’s match against United in the Europa League. In reality it was a confirmation, given that everyone at the Rossoneri already knew of Ibra’s desire to stay and lead the team back onto the big stage.
Now, just a signature on the contract renewal until June 2022 is needed as an agreement will ‘certainly be found’, but only at the end of the season, when the hard work on the pitch will make way for some planning.
Therefore Ibra is destined to remain until the end of the 2021-22 season and after that he will have to decide what to do: whether to retire or end his career elsewhere, perhaps at a club like Hammarby whom he owns 25% of the shares in.