Saturday January 4 2020
Ibrahimovic to start for Milan?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to be in the Milan starting XI against Sampdoria on Monday, as fans flock to San Siro for his homecoming.

The 38-year-old striker signed on this week as a free agent and immediately after his presentation press conference, put on his new Number 21 shirt to play and score in a 5-0 training ground friendly win over Rhodense.

He hasn’t played a competitive match since the LA Galaxy’s season ended in October, but Ibra could still be thrown into the starting line-up on Monday against Sampdoria.

Fans are fired up by the possibility of seeing their hero again after 12 years, as there are already over 56,000 tickets sold and La Gazzetta dello Sport expects it to reach 60,000.

So far this season, the Milan home games with the highest attendance were the derby with Inter (70,440) and encounter with Napoli (61,658).

In the training ground game, Ibrahimovic was used as the centre-forward in a 4-3-3 with Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu, meaning his presence would push both Krzysztof Piatek and Rafael Leao on to the bench.

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