Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to sign a new contract at AC Milan, he proclaimed that he wants to “bring AC Milan back to where it belongs”.
Ibrahimovic scored 10 goals in 18 appearances for Milan after returning to the club on a six-month deal in January.
The 38-year-old saw the 2019-20 campaign through to its conclusion with the Rossoneri after disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, helping Stefano Pioli’s men pick up more points than any other Serie A side post-lockdown.
Milan technical director Paolo Maldini revealed that the club have prioritised tying the Sweden down to fresh terms ahead of the new season when quizzed on his future last week.
“We are working hard to reach an agreement,” Maldini told a press conference.
“We will start the season in 20 days, we know that we will have a short time to prepare and our idea is to close the deal with Ibra soon.”
Ibrahimovic landed back in Italy on Saturday to link up with Pioli’s squad for pre-season, and confirmed that he will be spending at least one more year at San Siro.
“I’m happy, I’m finally home. I’m here to bring results, not to be a mascot. I want to bring Milan back to where it belongs,” the veteran striker told the club’s official app.
“Compared to last year, I have the opportunity to start the season from the beginning. I’m physically very well.”
Source: The African Media