Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play into his 40s after penning new £5.2m AC Milan deal

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put pen to paper on a new £5.2million contract extension that will keep him at the San Siro into his 40s.

Ibrahimovic joined Milan for a second time in December 2019 and has been a hit, scoring 28 goals in 45 matches for the Italian giants.

His new deal is understood to be worth just over £5million, with an additional €1million due in bonuses if he can hit certain targets.

Milan announced the extension on their club website, but without the usual pomp and ceremony that you might expect from a deal involving Zlatan.

Their statement read: "AC Milan has announced that the Club has extended Zlatan Ibrahimović's contract.

"AC Milan is the Club for which Zlatan has played the most in Italy. After scoring 84 goals in 130 appearances with the Rossoneri, the Swedish striker will continue to be wearing the red and black jersey next season."

Zlatan himself had slightly more fun with the announcement, declaring on Twitter: "The saga continues."

He may be approaching the age of 40, but the Swede is showing no sign of slowing down just yet.

The former Manchester United and Barcelona striker has made 25 appearances for Milan this term and is the club’s top scorer on 17 goals.

His performances have helped the Serie A giants challenge for their first Scudetto since 2011, although they look set to fall short to Inter.

There never appeared to be much doubt over Zlatan extending his stay at Milan judging by the comments he made to Rai Play last month.

He said: "I don’t know, let’s see. If Paolo [Maldini] wants, I am up for it.

"I wanted to be there [for the Verona game], because I feel too much inside and I missed the team too much. When I spend a day without them, it's like one without my children."

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