Ibra will be 41 years old by the time he makes a full recovery and his current contract at San Siro expires on June 30.
However, MilanNews are confident the club will nonetheless offer Ibra a new contract until June 2023.
It’s suggested the Sweden international decided to have the surgery now, just days after winning the Serie A title, so he can miss as few games as possible going into the 2022-23 campaign.
It’s also worth noting that the fixture list will be rather unusual due to the 2022 World Cup, leading to a long break in league competitions in November and December, so if all goes to play, Ibrahimovic would be ready in January.
While the Corriere dello Sport claimed that Ibrahimovic would only play on if he did not require a long lay-off due to that recurring knee issue, other reports insists both he and the club are eager to continue together.
Ibra is above all a presence in the locker room even when he is not able to play.
It would therefore see his salary sliced down to just €2.5m per season, compared to the €7m he had been on.
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