Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Why I Didn’t Join Manchester City

Swedish striker opted for the San Siro instead of Eastlands as he wants to win silverware.

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AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he turned down a lucrative move to Manchester City.

The 29-year-old instead moved to Italian giants AC Milan from Barcelona on-loan last summer and does not regret the decision at all.

He claims to have rejected a big money offer from the Manchester club as he wanted to win trophies and he feels City are still a few years away from winning trophies.

Ibrahimovic, the Serie A leaders’ top scorer with 17, 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 plays for money.

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

“I think in a couple of years City will come top but Milan are at the top now and I want to be playing at the top when I’m 29 rather than 32.

“City have made some good investments and are playing well.

“But it was not about money. If you are a great player, there is money everywhere.

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