AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not intend to retire this summer.
Ibrahimovic’s contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023 and he has yet to sign a new agreement. The Swede is set to be out for up to eight months after undergoing successful knee surgery on Wednesday.
The Rossoneri newspaper said the operation was “planned for a while” and would keep the 40-year-old abroad for up to eight months.
Speaking to Gazzetta, Maldini said, “I was told that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no intention of retiring this summer. Reaching an agreement will not be a problem.”
“There is a penalty clause in Rafa Liao’s contract worth 150 million euros, but we consider it untouchable.”
Ibrahimovic on injury
“For the past six months, I’ve been playing without the anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee,” Ibrahimovic explained.
“My knee has been swollen for 6 months. I have only been able to train with the team 10 times in the past 6 months. I have had more than 20 injections in 6 months.
“I drained my knee once a week for 6 months. Pain relievers every day for 6 months. I hardly slept for 6 months because of the pain. I didn’t suffer much on and off the field.”
The 40-year-old was a model for Milan who lifted the league title for the first time in 11 years.
AC Milan have confirmed that superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for up to eight months after undergoing successful knee surgery on Wednesday.