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‘He is at the same level as Van Basten’ Maldini praises Zlatan

Thu 03 December 2020 | 11:20

The Rossoneri legend has compared the Swedish star to one of the greatest icons of Dutch football.

Milan

has been blessed with a wealth of high quality attacking players in their club’s history. One of the club’s greatest strikers is

Marco Van Basten

who scored 125 goals for the Italian side in his 201 appearances. As one of the greatest forwards of all time, Van Basten’s career was unfortunately over suddenly by a vicious injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

however is another idol at the club as he has been playing for two periods at San Siro. The Swedish striker returned to Milan in January and has led the goal scorer’s chart for the team as they are currently

Serie A

table leaders with 23 points. Club legend

Paolo Maldini

has praised the 39-year-old in a recent interview with 

DAZN

.

“[Ibrahimovic and Van Basten] are two super champions. Ranking them is difficult.

“[Franco] Baresi and Van Basten were the ones who had something more than the others.

“Marco unfortunately had to stop in his best moment. Ibra, for what he has done and what he is doing, is undoubtedly at that level too.

“[Last year] Ibra was the right man to make that mix between youth and experience. But it was a risk for sure.

“He came from two years in the MLS, Serie A is a completely different thing.

“When we proposed an 18-month contract, he told us: ‘Let’s do six months because I don’t know what I can give you’.”

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