Ibrahimovic Looking to Stay at Milan Past the Current Season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic paved the way for Milan in the Roma clash with a smart free-kick in the first half. The Swedish striker has put the physical issues behind him. He has now set his sights on the Derby and on winning the Scudetto. Despite recently turning 40, playing another season with the Rossoneri is firmly on the table, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Swedish striker will most likely come off the bench in the midweek bout versus Porto and then get the nod against Inter. He has looked healthy in the most recent appearances after spending time on the shelf with various injuries in the early going.

According to the Italian publication, Ibrahimovic would like to make it to the 2022 World Cup still as a Milan player. He had announced his return to the Swedish national team for the Euro 2020. However, a knee surgery prevented him from participating. He aims to put a bow on his international career in Qatar in just over a year. He has been called up for the next international window.

Ibrahimovic re-joined Milan in January 2020 and re-upped with them last April. He currently makes €7M per year. The Rossoneri had reportedly been preparing for a future without him by tracking Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Internacional’s Yuri Alberto. It remains to be seen whether they will have an interest in retaining him at those figures. Their relationship with his agent Mino Raiola strained due to the rocky negotiations concerning Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alessio Romagnoli.