Despite knee surgery, Ibrahimovic could sign new Milan contract

by | May 25, 2022 15:15

Despite being ruled out for up at least seven months by knee surgery, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could still sign a new contract with Milan to June 2023.

The club announced this afternoon that he had gone under the knife in Lyon’s Hopital Jean Mermoz.

Ibrahimovic ruled out for at least seven months following latest knee surgery

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.

7 Comments

  1. vogel

    2.5m to be a cheerleader?!

    Milan must have money to burn these days because that’s madness.

    We can’t keep hold of heroes forever, just be thankful for the great memories and move on.

  2. Milan Fan

    I mean I know the Ibra effect is worth the money but 2.5m so that he MAYBE able to play less than half a season…

    At his age, 8 months might easily turn to 10 or 12, not to mention the chance of new injuries after that. He will need a lot of time and game time to gain some kind of form and rhythm, too.

    From a playing perspective, it just doesn’t make any sense. Why not give him a pay per match contract? Otherwise he should join the coaching staff or something.

    We probably need another striker after Origi now.

  3. Milan Fan

    That is basically the same 7m per season contract he has today.

  4. I MISS JUVENTUS IN SERIE B 🤡

    Yes, keep the money flowing to him!

    Read Zlatan`s statement after winning scudetto LOL

    Him and Raiola stealing money from the club! 😀

  5. Ricky

    Reading these comments, wow, just wow.
    Call him a “cheerleader”??? You belong in the curva nord with the other Interisti.

    As an actual fan of the team, he can do what he likes, he has earned it. I guess you think that the complete transformation in attitude and belief in the players, which happened when he arrived was a coincidence? As Pioli says, he doesn’t really give team talks, better to leave them to Ibra.

    Milan have almost always respected their legends (Pirlo was a big mistake and look how that turned out). It is a huge part of what makes Milan the unique and wonderful club that it is.

  6. SQUARE

    2.5 mio is cheap for his contribution.
    Don’t be a stingy club and just pay the big man.
    He still want to be part of Milan to have a shot in CL.

  7. DB Milan

    Worth it to have him around. You would think it was coming straight from some commenters pockets.

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