Milan Postpone Decision on the Future of Ibrahimovic

Milan were ready to hand Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract after his goal versus Udinese and a couple of encouraging performances. However, he returned on the shelf with a thigh strain shortly after that match. His latest injury setback has convinced the management to slow things down, Calciomercato informs.

The striker would like to play for at least another season, but he’s on the fence as well. The parties have decided to delay the summit to a later date, likely at the end of the season, to see how he fares and if he stays healthy in the remaining weeks before deciding what to do with his contract.

Ibrahimovic has played just four matches in 2022/2023 since he spent most of the campaign rehabbing after reconstructive knee surgery. His future might be intertwined with other strikers. Divock Origi and Ante Rebic have been highly underwhelming. The front office is ready to move on if they get decent offers.

The 41-year-old wouldn’t necessarily leave the Rossoneri if he didn’t re-up his deal. The club would be happy to onboard him as an executive considering his charisma and capabilities.

Our Take on Ibrahimovic and Milan

It’s harder and harder to stay healthy and return from injury the older you get. It’s already a miracle that he came back from an ACL tear in the standard timetable and looked pretty good afterward. No harm in keeping him if he wants to continue playing, but he should be a third-string option in his role at best. The Rossoneri definitely need a young stud there.

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