AC Milan are edging closer to agreeing a deal that would see Zlatan Ibrahimovic extend his second stay at I Rossoneri by a further 12 months.
At the tender age of 38, the Swede rejoined his former club after his contract with LA Galaxy ran out, moving back eight years on from his previous stint on a one-year deal.
While many questioned the move on Milan‘s part to re-sign the 38-year-old, Zlatan silenced any critics with a stunning return to Serie A. In just 18 top flight outings, the striker netted ten times and laid on a further five assists, helping the Rossoneri overcome a poor start to the season to finish in sixth position.
After impressing on his Italian return, talk has emerged about an extension on his previous deal, and now Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Milan are ‘confident’ that a deal can be agreed to keep Zlatan at the club into his 39th birthday.
It’s added that the former Barcelona man is keen on remaining at San Siro, which is unsurprising given how effortlessly he’s slotted into Stefano Pioli’s side.
Back in July, Zlatan went full Zlatan, posting a video on his social channels to exert his supposed dominance across the football world, stating: “So you think that I’m done, that my career will soon be over? You don’t know me. All my life I had to fight. Nobody believed in me, so I had to believe in myself.
“Some people wanted to break me, but they only made me stronger. Others wanted to exploit me, they only made me smarter. But now you think I’m done? To all of you, I only have one thing to say. I’m not like you because I’m not you. I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic and I am just warming up.”
Another 12 months of Ibrahimovic incoming.