Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back. After tedious days of negotiation, reported by our editorial staff, the dream finally came true. Let’s go over the phases of the complicated negotiations
November 7, 2019 – The MLS Commissioner reveals the future of Ibrahimovic – almost two months in advance. MLS’s number one Don Garber let a statement escape which in Italy immediately caught a lot of attention: “Ibrahimovic will go away, he will return to Milan.” It was the first clue, although later retracted by Garber himself, which opened to return of Ibrahimovic to Italy.
November 8, 2019 – The day after Graber’s statement, there were many denials, with the club itself denying the existence of a deal for Ibrahimovic. However, SempreMilan.com confirmed the first contacts with Ibrahimovic.
November 13, 2019 – Through social media, Ibrahimovic announced his departure from Los Angeles Galaxy.
November 20, 2019 – About a week from his farewell to the Galaxy, official negotiations begin for his return to Milan
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) November 20, 2019
28 November, 2019 – Not only Ibrahimovic, according to the Italian press, Milan also evaluate other profiles: there is talk of Mandzukic and Giroud, but SempreMilan.com insists: Milan only wants Ibrahimovic.
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) November 28, 2019
December 3, 2019 – Ibrahimovic’s first words arrive: “I’m going to a team that has to return to winning. See you in Italy.”
December 8, 2019 – The first offer to Ibrahimovic transpires from Milan on the basis of a six-month contract with a possible extension to 18 months in the event of Champions League qualification.
December 20, 2019 – Days of waiting for Milan fans. Meanwhile in Italy, according to the media, Zlatan is again far away: the Rossoneri’s offer does not satisfy him. But SempreMilan.com insists: “Ibrahimovic has spoken with Ancelotti but he only wants Milan, a decision will arrive by December 26.”
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) December 20, 2019
December 25, 2019 – After the tragic defeat against Atalanta, Milan accelerates and changes the offer to Ibrahimovic. SempreMilan.com exclusively reveals that Ibrahimovic’s answer will come without a meeting with Raiola.
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) December 25, 2019
December 26, 2019 – Zlatan says yes. The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a done deal. Now only the announcements is missing.
December 27, 2019 – AC Milan announce Zlatan Ibrahimovic through their official profile. On this occasion, the striker himself also writes on social media: “Same Zlatan. Different Devil. I’m coming, AC Milan.”
— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 27, 2019
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) December 27, 2019