The Swedish striker apparently turned down a move to rejoin Roberto Mancini in order to play for AC Milan.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he rejected the idea of joining Manchester City because Roberto Mancini’s side isn’t ready for success yet.
Ibrahimovic signed a €24 million four-year contract with AC Milan this week, having failed to settle at Barcelona last season.
However, it is thought that Manchester City were interested in snapping up the 28-year-old and reportedly offered him a huge deal to join Roberto Mancini’s star-studded side.
However, Ibrahimovic has now revealed that he decided not to pursue Manchester City ’s interest as he believes that success is still some way off at Eastlands.
According to The Sun, he said, “City must fight Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal – sides which took years to build.
“City are still a side for the future. I chose Milan because they are a team that can win prizes now. City can wait for the future but I can’t.” (IMScouting)
He may think that Manchester City aren’t quite title challengers just yet, but are AC Milan? They have a lot of work to do if they are going to take the title away from rivals Inter or pose a threat in Europe. I think for the money being talked about, if Manchester City do decide to bring in a new striker in the near future, it could be spent on a better, younger player than Ibrahimovic.
On his day, a fantastic player, but far too inconsistent and would not suit the Premier League’s style of play.