Veteran ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to remain at AC Milan for one more season in a bid to assist the once-mighty membership finish their lengthy look ahead to a significant trophy and return to the Champions League, Italian media reported on Monday.
The charismatic Swede, who can be 39 in October, returned for a second stint at Milan in January on a six-month contract and impressed an upturn in kind as they completed final season with a 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
That lifted them to sixth place in Serie A and booked them a spot within the Europa League qualifying rounds.
Italian media, together with Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia, stated Ibrahimovic had signed a brand new contract on Monday.
Ibrahimovic gave a powerful indication he would keep when he gave an interview to Milan’s personal tv channel following his return from vacation on Sunday.
“Lastly, all the things’s sorted out and I may come again to the place I really feel at house,” he stated. “Now, it’s time to work exhausting and push on.
“As I’ve all the time stated, I’m not right here to be a mascot, I’m right here to get outcomes and assist the group, the coach and the membership to get AC Milan again to the place we belong.
“We did very properly during the last six months however we didn’t win something, and this season I’ve the chance to be right here from the beginning. We have to proceed the place we left off, work exhausting, and make sacrifices.”
Ibrahimovic performed for main European golf equipment, together with Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris St Germain and Manchester United, earlier than becoming a member of MLS facet LA Galaxy in 2018.
Seven-times European champions Milan haven’t received a significant trophy since 2011, once they claimed the final of their 18 Serie A titles, and since then have continuously completed in mid-table.
They final performed within the Champions League in 2013-14.