After a long and drawn out few weeks of negotiations, Milan finally announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be sticking around for another year.
As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports on Saturday, the Swede brings more than just goals to this Milan team, because with Zlatan the personality and confidence of the squad has increased.
Ibrahimovic is not only the leader of the dressing room, but above all the point of reference that has allowed so many players to improve each day in training.
Ibra’s stay will also be important for the under 25 players who will arrive at Milanello. Sandro Tonali, for example, revered him in the past and in a few days he will have the opportunity to work with him. The same goes for Brahim Diaz, another talent who landed at Milanello.
The hope is that at 38, Ibrahimovic will be able to help Brahim bring out that talent definitively seen only in flashes in Madrid.
In short, the “Ibra factor” is worth a lot, a lot. Zlatan has dropped into the side and is ready to take the team by the hand. During the friendly against Novara he gave out advice, because the details always make the difference and because there is no such thing as a friendly game.