Toni: ‘Ibrahimovic should retire if…’

Former Italy striker Luca Toni believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic should retire if he can no longer be at his best but insists that it’s the Swede, not Milan, who should ‘take the final decision.’

Ibra has been struggling with injuries this season and has played just 1,098 minutes across 23 appearances. He has only started two Serie A games in 2022, missing five due to injuries. He will also miss the next ten days of action due to knee issues.

Ibrahimovic ruled out of key matches through injury

“After a story like the one between Ibra and Milan, I hope it’s Zlatan to take the final decision,” Toni told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He is a champion and deserves to choose what to do. He deserves to finish as a protagonist, given what he has represented.

“I would tell him to go ahead until he can,” the 2006 Italy World Cup winner continued. “If he can’t do so, if he can’t play at his best, it’s better to stop.

“It would be sad to see a champion like Ibra not getting enough playing time or not being up to the task. A player like him must always be at the top, like during his entire career.”

Ibrahimovic is the highest earner at the club with a €7m-a-year salary and his contract at San Siro runs out in June.

2 Comments on “Toni: ‘Ibrahimovic should retire if…’”

  1. Hate to say it, but his time is up at Milan. I’ve always been a fan, but it’s too much money to spend on a part-time player.

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