(MENAFN) AC Milan announced on Saturday that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be leaving the club following their last match of the season against Verona. In a statement, the Serie A club confirmed that a brief ceremony will be held to bid farewell to the legendary Swedish striker. Milan expressed their gratitude to Ibrahimovic for the tremendous time they have spent together.
Ibrahimovic played a pivotal role in Milan's resurgence, leading them back to the top of Italian football after his return to the club as a free agent in late 2019. His presence and contributions were instrumental in lifting Milan from a period of struggle to eventually clinch the Serie A title last season.
Unfortunately, the 41-year-old forward has been plagued by injuries this season, significantly limiting his playing time. He underwent surgery on his left knee in May and made his return to the pitch in February. However, his appearances have been sporadic as he battled to regain full fitness.
During the current campaign, Ibrahimovic has only started one match for Milan, which took place in March in a 3-1 victory over Udinese. This particular game saw him etch his name in Serie A history as the oldest goal scorer. However, his time on the field was cut short when he suffered a calf injury during a pre-match warm-up in April.
Regrettably, Ibrahimovic's Milan career will come to an end while he remains sidelined due to the calf injury. Despite the challenges faced this season, his impact on the team and the club's resurgence cannot be overstated. Milan acknowledges the significant role he played in their recent successes and wishes him the best for the future.
As Ibrahimovic prepares to bid farewell to AC Milan, his departure marks the end of an era and leaves a void that will be challenging to fill. Milan fans will forever cherish the memories created by the talismanic striker during his time at the club. They will undoubtedly reflect on his contributions with fondness and appreciation, while eagerly anticipating the next chapter for both Ibrahimovic and AC Milan.
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