Ibrahimovic and Milan, the Italian … the journey is not over | Phalanges


Milan, the second in the Italian football league, announced, on Thursday, the extension of the contract of its veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will turn 40 in October, for a year, specifically until 2022.

“After scoring 84 goals in 130 matches for Rossoneri, the Swedish striker will continue to wear the red and black jersey next season as well,” the Lombard club said in a statement.

He added, “Milan FC is the team that Ibrahimovic played with the most matches in Italy.”

Ibra returned to Milan in January 2020, to join the ranks of a club that had previously defended its colors between 2010 and 2012, and helped win the league title for the 18th and last time in its history in 2011.

The Swedish striker this season also succeeded in returning Milan to the competition, by occupying second place, 10 points behind his “neighbor” Inter.

“I am very happy. I waited for this day and now I have an extra year and this is the most important thing for me,” the striker said in an interview with the club channel.

“I have always said that playing for AC Milan is like being at home. I love what I feel in this club, all the staff here, my teammates, the coach and the supporters that I miss on the stadium.”

And he added, “It is like my home. If I can stay here my whole life, I will do so.”

Milan hopes to return to the Champions League next season, for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.

Ibrahimovic regained his luster in Milan, where he became the top scorer in the ranks of his team this season by scoring 15 goals in 17 games, noting that he missed several periods due to injury and the Corona virus, the last of which was his absence from the match losing to Sassuolo 1-2 Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic was also able, in February 2021, to surpass the 500 goal mark in his career with the various clubs he defended, namely Malmo, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, ​​Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, France, Manchester United, England, and Los Angeles Galaxy.

And contributed to the brilliance of the Swedish giant striker in the “Serie A”, his return to the national team last March, 5 years after announcing his international retirement, and 21 years after his first international match.

Ibrahimovic put his experience inside the green rectangle to help the young talents in the team, in a new step in the career of this striker, who is famous for his arrogance, as last March he was the star of the San Remo Song Festival and was also recruited in Lombardy to promote the anti-Corona virus campaign.


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