Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 41, is leaving AC Milan and will say his final goodbyes in Sunday’s Serie A season finale.
“AC Milan would like to thank Zlatan for the great years we have spent together,” the club said on Saturday, adding that a small ceremony “with the participation of all the fans” will take place after the final whistle of the home game against Hellas Verona.
It is unclear whether or not the Swede will continue his career after winning two Serie A titles with the club.
Ibrahimovic returned to Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy a little over three years ago, but his second stint has been plagued by injuries. He has also represented Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, PSG, and Manchester United.
This season, he is the oldest outfield player in Serie A, and he has become the league’s oldest goal scorer. The striker surpassed former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta’s age of 41 years and 166 days.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered a position in the AC Milan front office by President Paolo Scaroni.
This week, the Swede hung up his boots.
Scaroni said: “I have the impression that he wants to take a sabbatical period. Then he remains a friend, a person to whom we owe a lot, because in the most difficult moments he has allowed us to make a breakthrough.
“If he comes up with ideas we will be the first to listen to them.”
Concerning the budget and the summer market, Scaroni stated, “In the meantime, I recall that in four years, we have invested more than the others (200 million euros), some will say not always well, but our shareholders have allowed us to form a strong team, and we will continue on this path together.” I believe we will need to make some sales and complete some significant acquisitions: we are ambitious.”