The air of Lombardy seems to act like water of youth for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The AC Milan striker, who celebrated his 40th birthday in October, still does not seem determined to retire. Already in December, former PSG player had confided “to be afraid to stop [sa] career “. “I want to play as long as possible, as long as I have this adrenaline, had then launched the Swede to the supporters of the club. Let’s put pressure on Milan to renew me and I’ll play for them for life. I still have goals to achieve and I want to win another Scudetto. »
A few days ago, in an interview with the newspaper L’Équipe, he admitted that he was not yet ready “to smoke a cigar”, in other words to put away his player’s tunic in the locker room.
This time it’s the Italian media Gazzetta dello Sport which evokes, on its cover of the day, the future of “Zlatan”. According to the sports daily, the Swedish striker would like to continue the adventure with the Rossoneri until 2023. Under contract until next June, the former Parisian would therefore not be opposed to extending his lease for another year. , thus repeating the scenario of last season. As a reminder, Ibra had joined the Lombard club in January 2020 after a more or less successful experience of two seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States.
The interested party did not comment on this information or rumour. But he posted on his Instagram account a photo of him, from behind where he sports a long braid, accompanied by the explicit message “The Last Mohican”.
“The last of the Mohicans” would above all have the idea in mind of participating in the next World Cup in Qatar with the Swedish selection. Author of 62 goals in 120 caps, Ibra retired from international football in 2016 before announcing his return to the yellow jersey in 2021 to compete in the Euro. A knee injury had finally forced him to forfeit. To win its ticket for the World Cup in Qatar next November, Sweden will have to play in the play-offs.
Suspended, Zlatan will miss the semi-final against the Czech Republic on March 24 but could sign his return in a possible decisive final against the winner of the match between Russia and Poland.