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Zlatan Ibrahimovic pondering retirement amid coronavirus scare and Serie A break? Let’s hope not

One of the greatest football players of the modern age, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly considering leaving AC Milan in June. With the restart of world football nowhere in sight, could this spell the retirement of the towering Swedish attacker?

Leaving AC Milan for the second time?

There’s little that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not yet achieved. In almost all leagues he has played in, the striker has won trophies. He was also part of arguably AC Milan’s last great team.

He first left the club in 2012, joining Ligue’s Paris Saint-Germain and leading them to domestic glory. Now, it looks like Ibrahimovic could be on the move again.

Reportedly, the main reason for this is Zvonomir Boban’s dismissal as Chief Football Officer of the club. Boban, an AC Milan legend himself and personal friend of Ibrahimovic, played an important role in convincing the striker to rejoin European football earlier this year.

Serie A uncertainty playing a part

Zlatan Ibrahimovic taking photo with Europa League trophy

The Serie A campaign has been cut short due to the corona virus pandemic. There is currently no clear plan on when the competition may be started again. There is even talk of scrapping the season altogether.

Ibrahimovic’s contract expires in June. According to reports, the player is not keen to extend it. This, even though, the striker has been in good form, scoring 3 goals in 7 starts for AC Milan. Despite being 38 years old, many have remarked improvements in the team’s performances since the Swede rejoined the club.

Could Ibrahimovic be headed to Monza?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates Europa League trophy with Man. United teammates

While it is unclear whether Ibrahimovic is tempted to take up management or a directorial position in a football club, some of his most influential friends may be tempting him to do just that.

According to a recent report, former AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has contacted the striker about the possibility of joining A.C. Monza. The club is currently active in Serie C. But, with heavy backing from Silvio Berlusconi, the famous politician who until recently controlled AC Milan, there are hopes the club can quickly rise through the ranks.

Whatever his decision, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 31 major trophies, his memorable goals, and striking personality make him one of the greatest footballers to have played the sport.

Eduard Bănulescu

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