Among the players who has benefited most from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival at Milan is Ante Rebic, after a difficult first few months.
The Croatia international struggled up until Christmas but then – when the Swede arrived in the winter – he turned a corner and never looked back. He netted decisively in the wins over Brescia and Torino as part of a haul of six league goals that have brought 10 invaluable points.
As Friday’s edition of Tuttosport reports (via MilanLive), the pressure is now on Rebic to keep up his high level of performances without Ibrahimovic, who injured his calf on Monday and will be forced to stay out for several weeks.
The weight of the Milanese attack will be almost totally on his shoulders and will have to prove he can be decisive even without the presence of the Swede.
A positive end to the season would help Rebic’s mission to conquer a definitive place in the Milan of the future even more: the 26-year-old is in fact on loan until 30 June 2021, Milan have never hidden the intention to sign him permanently before that date.
A good end to the current campaign would only deepen those desires and likely cause definitive action.