Former AC Milan sporting director Leaonardo criticizes the attitude of Zlatan Ibrahimovic calling him ungrateful.
It is not a secret that there is no love lost between Leonardo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The two AC Milan icons have had some disagreements in the past and have not reconciled ever since.
It was the Brazilian director who brought Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2012, then something unpleasant happened during their coexistence in France. Nevertheless, Leonardo was open to reteam with the Swedish striker when he returned to work at AC Milan. On that occasion Ibra preferred to stay in MLS with Los Angeles Galaxy, postponing his return to Italy with one year when Leonardo was no longer the Rossoneri’s sporting director.
Ibrahimovic in his book “Adrenalina” wrote that he offered himself to president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to become PSG’s sporting director. Zlatan had given his willingness to return, if he hadn’t renewed his contract with AC Milan. In a subsequent interview, the 40-year-old said that when he wants to become sporting director of club and he will.
Leonardo preferred not to answer at that time but in the past hours he gave an interview to L’Equipe calling Zlatan ungrateful: “He tried several times to return to PSG but I’m still waiting for an interview from him in which he thanks the club for everything it did for him. PSG was there before Ibra and continues to be there after“.
Ibrahimovic had said that there is a bit of indiscipline at Paris Saint-Germain but the director of football rejects the accusation: “If all the players who have passed through here continue to talk about PSG it is because they hope to come back, just as Ibrahimovic hoped”.
Zlatan and Leonardo are not destined to make peace, that’s for sure. The relationship between the two seems unlikely to be fixed. The Brazilian manager confirms that AC Milan’s number 11 had tried to return to Paris after leaving in 2016. We’ll see if Ibra decides to answer this interview or if he will ignore it, focusing solely on his physical recovery and on winning the Scudetto with the Red and Black shirt. .
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