Ibrahimovic names the man who forced him out of AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that former AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani broke his promise to not sell him and did it behind his back

The Swede enjoyed a successful two-year spell at Milan before he was sold to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 for €20m.

But in a preview of his new autobiography “I Am Football”, Ibrahimovic revealed he never intended to leave Milan.

The now-LA Galaxy forward only learnt he had been sold to PSG when his agent, Mino Raiola, called him afterwards.

“Galliani told me: ‘don’t worry Zlatan, we won’t sell you’,” said Ibrahimovic, according to Football-Italia.

“A few weeks later I was at my house in Vaxholm, I’d just been out jet skiing when I saw I had five missed calls from Mino [Raiola, his agent].

“‘OK, Leonardo will call you’ Mino said. Leonardo? Leonardo who? Then suddenly I realised: he was talking about Leonardo, the PSG sporting director.

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“I said to Mino: ‘I won’t answer his call, Galliani confirmed to me that he won’t sell me’. Then Mino simply told me: ‘I know, but they’ve sold you already’.

“When I spoke to Mino that summer I told him we’d make it difficult for PSG. I wanted to keep my Milan salary and I wanted them to say something like: ‘dude, you’re exaggerating, you’re asking for too much’.

“I wanted to use that for them to pull out. So I told Mino to write down everything I wanted. I listed all my wishes and when I was finished I told Helena [his wife] that they’d never accept that, it was impossible.

“Just 20 minutes later though, Mino called me and said: ‘you’ve got everything you asked for’. After that, there was no turning back.

“I told him: ‘OK, get everything ready’. I’m a man of my word, when I say I’m going to do something I do it.”

Ibrahimovic managed 56 goals and 24 assists in 85 appearances across all competitions for Milan.

In his two-year stay, Ibrahimovic won the Serie A and Italian Super Cup titles.

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