Monday February 8 2021
Maldini reveals Ibra's thought on contract extension

Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract extension ‘depends on him’ and adds Theo Hernandez aims to become a regular starter for France.

Ibra has 14 goals in 11 Serie A appearances so far this season with the Rossoneri who sit on top of the Serie A table.

The Swede will see his contract expire at the end of the season and the same is true of Gigio Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu.

“We are one of the youngest teams in Europe and we need a leader like Ibrahimovic,” Maldini told BeinSport.

“We tried to sign him in 2018 when he was playing for LA Galaxy," the Italy legend added.

“He’s told us that the contract extension depends on his body, but if he carries on like this, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be continuing.

“We have three players with expiring contracts in 2022, we are working. There must be to parties happy to continue together, footballers are professional who only think about the pitch, we hope we are going to reach agreements soon.”

Maldini travelled to Madrid in the summer of 2019 to sign Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid.

“When I met I understood he is a very sensible guy, his target is to be among the top three in his role and become a regular starter for France.