Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to Milan, seven years after he last played for the club, the Italian giants revealed. Ibra comes back to the Rossoneri on a free transfer, having last played for MLS side LA Galaxy.
Ibra signs for six months
The Swedish superstar has signed a deal that will keep him in Milan until the summer of 2020, with the club having the option to extend his contract for the 2020/21 season. Zlatan will pass medical tests on January 2 before participating in his first training session.
During his previous spell at the club, between 2010-2012, he scored 56 goals in 85 games. Ibrahimovic lifted the Serie A title with Milan, as well as the Italian Supercup. He was awarded Player of the Year twice and was the top goalscorer of the Italian elite division in 2011/12.
“I’m coming back to a club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love,” Zlatan told Milan’s official website.
“I’ll fight together with my team-mates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen.”
Ever since it became known that he’ll be leaving LA Galaxy, a lot of clubs were linked with the signature of the Swede. Some of them included former team Manchester United, Everton, with new head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is close with Ibrahimovic, Italian clubs like Brescia, and even Swedish side Hammarby.
The last turned out to be news about him actually purchasing stakes in the club. A fact that Malmo supporters couldn’t accept easily.
Over the course of his career, the 38-year old striker played for Inter – arch-nemesis of Milan, and also for Manchester United, Ajax, PSG, Barcelona, and Juventus.