Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes stock of his future at AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he will decide his future towards the end of the season and has declared his AC Milan teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma the best goalkeeper in the world.

The duo have been a key part of the Rossoneri squad which have taken Serie A by storm this season, leading the standings with 40 points in 17 games, placing them three points ahead of rivals from the city of Inter.

Ibrahimovic’s return to Milan in early 2020 sparked something in the camp as they enjoyed tremendous form, with the 39-year-old deserving a lot of praise for his performances.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic recently returned from a knee injury | Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

The club are currently trying to extend the contracts of some of their key players, including Ibrahimovic and goalkeeper Donnarumma, whose contracts expire at the end of the current season. Zlatan says he will decide his future towards the end of the campaign, while praising the Italian goalkeeper.

“He’s the best goalie in the world, but I never tell him that. He must continue to have ambition, but it is not normal that he has never played in the Champions League, ”Ibrahimovic told Il Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia.

“I will continue to play as long as I feel good. Then we’ll see, we’ll talk about my contract. I didn’t want to get into a dead end trap, which is why I initially signed a six month contract which I subsequently renewed. Others have made different choices. “

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Donnarumma has kept more sheets clean than any other Serie A goalkeeper this season | Alessandro Sabattini / Getty Images

Donnarumma has played more than 225 times for Milan since his debut at the club at just 16 in 2015. He is the Italian number one, succeeding the legendary Gianluigi Buffon but at just 21 he has yet to appear. in the Champions League.

He has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain this summer with a free transfer, but with Milan’s current performance he is increasingly confident they could convince him to sign again.

Ibrahimovic is currently Milan’s top scorer this season with ten goals, although he missed part of the season following a positive COVID-19 test and a knee injury that prevented him for a month.