Ibrahimovic says hes "scared" to retire as he pressures AC Milan for new deal

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his ambition to remain with the Serie A club for the rest of his playing career.

The veteran forward admitted that he’s ‘scared to stop’ playing as he’s not sure what will come next in retirement.

The Swede's current contract at Milan is set to expire at the end of this season, however, Ibrahimovic has no plans to call it quits just yet.

"I want to play as long as possible. As long as I have that adrenaline, I will continue," Ibrahimovic told the Italian talk show Che Tempo Che Fa on Sunday.

"Let's put pressure on Milan here to give me an extension and I hope to stay at Milan for life. I still have objectives that I can achieve and I want to win another Scudetto.

"I don't know what will happen after football, so I am a little scared to stop. We'll see, but I want to continue playing so that I don't have any regrets."

The 40-year-old watched from the substitutes bench as the Rossoneri beat table strugglers Salernitana 2-0 on Saturday to move one point clear at the top of Serie A.

Since joining the side in the 2019/20 January transfer window, Ibrahimovic has netted 34 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions.

The former Manchester United forward has scored six goals this season in 12 goals, a goal record of one every two games.

In his latest book 'Adrenalina: My Untold Stories', which was released on Thursday, Ibrahimovic offered insight into when he offered himself to Paris Saint-Germain for a director’s role over the summer.

He revealed: “Summer 2021. I offered myself to PSG as sporting director. I called Nasser and I proposed: ‘If I don't renew my contract with Milan, I'll come to PSG and I'll put your team back in order’. He laughed but he didn’t say no.”

AC Milan face Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday for the final group stage fixture. They need to win at the San Siro to stand a chance of progressing to the last 16.

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