Ibrahimovic claims City were after him in summer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that he held summer talks with Manchester City over a move to Eastland’s, but returned to AC Milan in the end as he didn’t want to play for money.

City were reportedly ready to pay record breaking fees for the player, then at Barcelona, but the former Ajax and Inter Milan player decided he wanted to challenge for medals immediately with AC Milan.

Talking ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Spurs, he said, “I had a couple of talks with City and they had a fantastic project going on but I’m not one of those players who wants to go there and play for money,”

“For me, it’s important to see what kind of future there is, what kind of possibilities there is. For me, the project of City is not now.

“I think in a couple of years they will be a top team but Milan now is at the top and for me, I want to be playing at the top when I’m 29 rather than 32.

“It was not about money. If you are a great player there is money everywhere.”

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