Ibrahimovic to get himself a new contract

Ibrahimovic to get himself a new contract

Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic may sign a new contract with Milan because of the team results.

Milan signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic last winter. As originally expected, the Swede should help Rossoneri for the next season and a half. But everything turned upside down when the club confidently began performing in the league and still holds the first line, setting performance records of the decade before last.

This season, Zlatan scored 16 goals and made two assists in 17 games in Serie A. He is competing in the list of top scorers with Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 39 and does not drop out of Milan's game.

This can be explained by the fact that Stefano Pioli's team plays simple football with a couple of center forwards in most cases. Therefore, thanks to anthropometry and experience when choosing a position, Ibrahimovic manages to give such results. Zlatan now receives 7 million euros per year until the summer of 2021. It is unlikely that the Swede will be offered more or left the same amount, but it can be compensated by bonuses.

Former coach of Ibrahimovic at Ajax and current Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman shared his impressions of the striker's success,

“Despite his age, Zlatan is still very good. He has a winning mentality and it is good to see him continue to perform well in every club he defends. He deserves everything he has,” Football Italia quotes Koeman.

The striker recently scored his 500 and 501 goals in his club career, which once again proved his ability to play on the edge, if the tactics of the team contributes to this. In Milan, he is the main spearpoint of attack that neither Rebic nor newcomer Mandzukic can match. It seems to me that Mario will become Zlatan's heir in the role of an aged experienced striker. As for the new contract, everything is not so simple here.

In our opinion, Pioli is trying to get the most out of Milan and is not thinking strategically. The purchase of Mandzukic confirms this fact. Even the fact that the Rossoneri play in Italy, where scoring has become less of a problem in recent years, this does not justify the coach. The essence of Milan's problems will be revealed in the Champions League next season and in the Europa League playoffs.

Lack of tactical flexibility, problems in defense and monotony in attack will hit Milan hard. After all, the team goes over the points scored a lot and all this can be attributed to the Ibra phenomenon with his effectiveness. But in matches with playing teams like Inter, Alatanta, Juventus or Lille, Rossoneri had great difficulties, which cannot be corrected by extending Ibra's contract.