AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for up to eight months after having knee surgery. The 40-year-old Swedish international helped Milan to their first Serie A title since 2011 but endured a stop-start campaign because of injuries. Milan called the procedure on his left knee “a complete success”. Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract in the summer, had previously expressed a desire to stay with Milan for at least one more season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Future with AC Milan Threatened
But the lengthy spell on the sidelines will now cast doubt over his future. The former Manchester United and Barcelona star returned to the San Siro in 2020 having won the Scudetto during his first spell at Milan. While he only started 11 league games this season, he chipped in with eight league goals as Milan edged out another of his former clubs, and city rivals Inter, to win the Scudetto.
The striker before the start of the season had told the media that if they give him a complete season with the players in Milan he will give them the Serie A title and the former Paris Saint-Germain lived to the statement. It was the club’s first win since 2011 when they won it last and Ibrahimovic was with AC Milan when they won it far back 11 years ago. He will now be out for almost a year which means his desire to remain inactive in football is now in doubt.