The veteran was introduced to the fans.
Which number is he going to wear? Let’s take a look.
Two of Italy’s most celebrated sides unveiled significant Swedish additions on Thursday, one signing half the age of the other. Juventus purchased 19-year-old Dejan Kulusevski from Atalanta, while AC Milan introduced Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the legendary Swede passed his medical. Kulusevski has one cap for Sweden. Ibrahimovic? 116 caps and a national record 62 goals.
It may have been a disappointing start to the season, but AC Milan fans are optimistic once again and it has lifted the entire mood surrounding the club. Ibrahimovic had his first official press conference having secured his return to the Rossoneri 10 years after first joining back in 2010. After the presentation, the Swede went outside the club’s headquarters to greet and acknowledge hundreds of fans who were waiting for him.
“I feel their enthusiasm. I have a great relationship with them, very positive. The support of the fans is important, if we can have it, things are easier to do. I am ready and I hope to play today”, he said during the press-conference of his presentation.
“After the last game with LA Galaxy, Maldini called me and we talked a bit. I had a lot of offers. I was looking for the adrenaline. I also talked a lot with Boban. It was not a difficult decision. I didn’t want to leave AC Milan in 2012, I did not agree. The important thing is that now I am here again, he will do everything to improve things. AC Milan is my home, I love this club.”
The move, announced late last month, gives the Rossoneri much-needed center forward reinforcements since Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek has just four goals in 17 league matches this season. Ibrahimovic will wear No. 21 when he makes his debut. The side restarts Serie A play on Monday morning at Sampdoria, but the Swede is expected to step on the pitch on 15 January.