Paolo Maldini says AC Milan will have to persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay if they miss out on the Champions League the next season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for AC Milan in the January transfer window on a free transfer.
The 38-year old was brought back in the hopes of rekindling Milan’s season. And looking at the current state of affairs, he has fared well in helping the Rossoneri gain their momentum back.
In seven games so far, Zlatan has scored twice and set up once for one of his teammates. Milan has also climbed up to the seventh spot in the league table after his arrival.
The Swede’s initial contract limits his stay at San Siro for only six months.
But speaking to Sky Sports, Paolo Maldini revealed that Ibrahimovic will get an automatic renewal should Milan make it into the next year’s Champions League.
“With Ibra, his contract is six months with a clause inserted of automatic renewal in case we make it into the Champions League,” the Milan director said.
“If we don’t, it’s only natural that we will all sit at the table with him.
“With Ibra, there is always a personal discussion in which there must always be an open dialogue. There always has been. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have arrived.”