The chances of Zlatan Ibrahimovic staying at Milan beyond the current season are not particularly high, according to one journalist.
The Swede officially secured his return to the Rossoneri back in January and his impact has been felt on and off the pitch. Milan have lost just twice in the current calendar year as Ibrahimovic has helped restore confidence in a young group of players who looked devoid of a sense of direction.
However, the club has been thrust into chaos off the pitch over the past few weeks, with CFO Zvonimir Boban being sacked after he gave an unauthorised interview in which he hit out at CEO Ivan Gazidis for contacting Ralf Rangnick behind his back.
This has led to suggestions that Ibrahimovic – who only has a contract until June anyway – could depart after just six months of his second stint back at Milan, especially if Paolo Maldini follows Boban out of the exit door.
Sky Italia journalist Luca Marchetti spoke about the future of the 38-year-old, and his comments were transcribed by MilanNews.
“For me it remains difficult, because of the policy that Milan will have in the next season,” he said.
“The ownership has always said that Milan will have to be led by youngsters. Ibra has served this season on the advice of Boban and Maldini to give weight to Milan’s character, but for next year the signs are negative.”
Gianluca Di Marzio also spoke to Sky and agreed with Marchetti. When asked whether Ibrahimovic will remain at Milan next season, he replied: “I say no.”