Ibrahimovic scores for Hammarby in friendly as veteran considers AC Milan future

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured his relationship with former club Malmo remains a sour point after scoring for rivals Hammarby in a friendly.

The AC Milan star is isolating back in his home country Sweden during the coronavirus lockdown, but has been training with Hammarby in a bid to keep fit.

Ibrahimovic is part-owner of the Swedish club, which caused problems at Malmo where he started his career, with fans since tearing down a statue erected in tribute to the striker.

And the 38-year-old has done little to appease the Malmo support, after scoring in a televised friendly on Friday.

Milan gave the veteran the green light to compete in the fixture, which saw players from Hammarby, Bajans and IK Frej split into two teams.

Ibrahimovic raced onto a through ball in the behind-closed-doors clash at Tele2 Arena after a mistake from an opposing defender, before slotting past the onrushing goalkeeper.

Hammarby boss Jesper Jansson had stated Ibrahimovic "looked really impressive" in training.

The friendly was a chance for Hammarby to offer "competition on training", which Jansson explained was a method used to help players "turn up the tempo".

Ibrahimovic is set to remain in Sweden until Italy's Serie A is given the all clear to resume their campaign.

Lockdown measures in Italy are due to end on May 3, but there is still a chance the remainder of the season may not go ahead.

And Ibrahimovic's future at Milan is up in the air following the sacking of the club's chief football officer Zvonimir Boban, whom he was close with.

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