Ibrahimovic launches coronavirus fundraiser

Ibrahimovic launches coronavirus fundraiser

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help curb the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimovic donated €100,000 to get the fund started and five hours into the post and opening, the are the numbers; €125,488 raised of €1,000,000 goal, and 966 people have donated.

"Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love," Ibrahimovic said in a video message.

A statement on the site reads: "In this moment of extreme emergency that Italy is facing we have decided to organize a fundraiser that will be directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen Intensive Care and First Aid at the hospitals of Rozzano / Milan, Bergamo, Castellanza (VA) and Turin."

The former Manchester United striker is counting on the generosity of colleagues and professional athletes to contribute, but none has come forward yet.