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Is Ibrahimovic coming back? Ex-player linked with return to AC Milan

The Swedish former football posted a cryptic message on social media, hinting at a return to Italy.

The Swedish former football posted a cryptic message on social media, hinting at a return to Italy.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one step away from a return to AC Milan. The ex-forward recently met with the chairman of the club, Gerry Cardinale, and arrived at an agreement in principle to start a new era off the pitch.

Cardinale, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, wants Zlatan to become one of the ‘ambassadors’ in the media and entertainment side of things with the club, who recently beat PSG 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

The former striker could participate in a type of buy-in with the club, following the example of LeBron James, who also works within the world of RedBird, the investment company, who recently agreed a deal with the New York Yankees and Warner Bros.

One of the activities that Ibra would take up would simply be to support the team and help them succeed in the public eye.

What job will Ibrahimovic have at AC Milan?

As a club ambassador, he would likely have a presence in the dressing room and in a day-to-day sense, above all given the exit of Paolo Maldini from the club, something would be a huge source of help and inspiration for Stefano Pioli’s side.

Ibra showed on various occasions the impact of his experience positively affects the squad, as it did when they won the Scudetto in 2022. The intention, however, is to look for a formula that does not overstep the mark and step on the toes of the manager.

The 42-year-old has been negotiating with the club for weeks and his role will be multi-disciplined. Defining it officially will need time, although the countdown has begun. The signal came on the social media channel of the player himself, which he published the message ‘tic tac tic tac’ showing only one thing to Milan fans: Zlatan is back.