‘I will do it with violence’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no plans to retire and will make AC Milan comeback in 2023

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be 40 but he has no plans to retire just yet.

    The Sweden striker, who will celebrate his 41st birthday in October, had to undergo surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury in May.

    Ibrahimovic was an influential presence as AC Milan secured the Scudetto

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    Ibrahimovic was an influential presence as AC Milan secured the Scudetto

    An injury of that severity at that stage in a career would signal the end for most players, but not Zlatan.

    He extended his contract with AC Milan until the end of the 2022/23 season and is planning to make a comeback.

    Despite his ageing years, he has shown he can still perform at the top level. Since joining the Italian side in 2019, he has 33 Serie A goals in 60 games.

    “You will surely see it. When I come back, I will be heard, you can count on it. I will do it with violence,” Ibrahimovic told Gazzetta dello Sport.

    “I’m not going to retire, I’m coming back and I won’t give up.”

    The Rossoneri veteran added: “If I see a player stronger than me, I’ll stop. But I haven’t seen him yet.”

    Zlatan may be 40, but has no plans to retire just yet

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    Zlatan may be 40, but has no plans to retire just yet

    Last season, he added another Serie A title to his collection with AC Milan more than a decade after winning his first for the club.

    That was his seventh league title in Italy, having also won it with Juventus and Inter Milan.

    In total, he has 34 trophies over a career that has spanned more than two decades where he has also played for Ajax, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.

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