Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins AC Milan on free transfer

AC Milan have confirmed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined the club.

Ibrahimovic has signed a six-month contract until June 2020, with an option to sign for a further year. The move is subject to Ibrahimovic passing a medical, which will take place on January 2.

The 38-year-old former Manchester United player has been a free agent since leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer season.

“I’m coming back to a Club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love,” Ibrahimovic said. “I’ll fight together with my team-mates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen”.

Ibrahimovic previously spent two seasons at AC Milan, after initially joining them on a season-long loan from Barcelona in August 2010.

Ibrahimovic with the Italian SuperCoppa in 2011/12.

The Swede helped the Rossoneri win the Serie A title that season before signing for them permanently in June, 2011. He left for Paris Saint-Germain a year later.

In total, Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 appearances during his two seasons with AC Milan.

Negotiations with Milan have been ongoing with the two parties trying to satisfy Ibrahimovic’s salary demands, while also adhering to Financial Fair Play rules.

The Italian club are serving a ban from European competition due to Financial Fair Play breaches.

Milan are currently 11th in Serie A, scoring just 16 goals in their 17 league games. They fired head coach Marco Giampaolo in October after just four months in charge. He was succeeded by Stefano Pioli.

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