Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new one-year AC Milan contract
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new one-year contract extension that will see play on at the San Siro beyond his 40th birthday. The 39-year old Ibrahimovic joined Milan for a second time in December of 2019. He had extended his initial six-month deal by a year in August 2020, and has now put pen to paper again. Here's more.
Playing for AC Milan is like being at home: Ibrahimovic
Ibra said playing for Milan is like being at home and he is happy with the manner the club makes him feel. "I've always said playing for AC Milan is like being at home," said Ibrahimovic. "I am really happy with how the club makes me feel. I would stay for the rest of my life if I could."
Zlatan set to continue until the end of 2021-22 season
Ibrahimovic rejoined Milan for a second spell in January 2020 in a six-month deal. He had previously played for Milan between 2010 and 2012, including a year while on loan from Barcelona. Last year, Zlatan decided to play on for another season and is now set to continue until at least the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Zlatan's numbers for Milan
After rejoining Milan in 2020, Zlatan ended the 2019-20 season with 11 goals in 20 games. He netted 10 in the Serie A, helping Milan finish sixth. Since his return to the side, Zlatan has 28 goals in 45 matches in all competitions. In his first spell at Milan, Zlatan netted 56 goals in 85 matches. In total, he has scored 84 goals.
Zlatan has won 31 trophies, besides scoring 502 club goals
Zlatan has had a glittering career, winning 31 trophies in total, including 11 league honors. Zlatan has scored 502 goals in 833 career club games. In his career, he has represented the likes of Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona. Milan (two different spells), PSG, Manchester United, and LA Galaxy. He enjoyed a lot of success at PSG, winning 12 trophies with the club.
How has Ibra fared this season?
Injuries have derailed Zlatan's campaign, who has scored 17 goals in 25 matches in all competitions this season. In 17 Serie A games this season, the veteran forward has netted 15 goals and two assists.