Thursday June 21 2012
Seedorf hands No 10 to Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the new owner of the Milan No 10 shirt following the departure of Clarence Seedorf.

The latter has confirmed that he will leave the club after a decade at San Siro, thus relinquishing his squad number.

“The No 10 jersey will go to Ibrahimovic,” confirmed Diavolo Vice-President Adriano Galliani on Thursday.

Seedorf said: “I never asked for the 10, I inherited it from Manuel Rui Costa. But I’ve spoken to Ibra and told him that I would be pleased if it was passed to him – he deserves it.”

The Swedish international wore the No 11 in 2011-12.

Meanwhile, Galliani paid tribute to the departing Dutchman who was signed from city rivals Inter in 2002.

“He’s a player who has won four and a half Champions League titles,” he noted. “He won at Ajax, Real Madrid and two at Milan, but also a half one with Real before he went to Inter.

“He’s had an extraordinary career and I have great memories of him. He was someone who was able to play in a variety of roles.”