NYON/MILAN: Veteran Milan and Sweden centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the subject of a UEFA investigation for “having an alleged financial interest in a betting company”.
Two weeks ago reports emerged in Sweden that the 39-year-old could be facing a three-year ban – which would effectively end his career – for his partnership with a Malta-based betting company.
“Further information regarding this matter will be made available in due course.”
If found to be guilty, Ibrahimovic would be in violation of Article 12 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
“With Bethard, there was something different. It’s a company with Swedish roots, the founders are from my home town and they are true challengers who really wants to do things differently”.
The former Manchester United striker, who returned to the Serie A club for a second spell in 2020, signed a contract extension with Milan until the end of next season earlier this month.
** Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been fined €4,000 and €3,000 respectively for trading insults in January’s Italian cup quarter-final between Milan and Inter.