Ibrahimovic expects Milan exit: ‘Zlatan is not a player for the Europa League’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects that he will be leaving AC Milan this summer. The 38-year-old Swede has an expiring contract and there have not been any talks about a renewal. Meanwhile, the experienced striker insists nether he nor the Serie A club belongs in the Europa League.

Ibrahimovic returned to AC Milan as a free agent in January after leaving MLS side LA Galaxy, but there are doubts on his future for next season. “They told me that retiring in America was too easy, so I came back to Milan. I am here purely for passion, because I’m basically playing for free…Then this Covid situation stopped everything and I thought, maybe there’s something trying to tell me that I should retire…”

“Fortunately, we got back on the pitch. My calf managed to get involved too, but after two days I was ready to come back into the team. Ibra is like that. But they told me to take it slow. Ibra was born to play football and is still the best at playing football. We’ll see how I feel in two months. If this is the situation, to be honest, it’s unlikely you’ll see me at Milan next season. Ibra is not a player for the Europa League and Milan are not a club who belong in the Europa League.”