AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation are not happy with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest media tirade, a report claims.
Ibrahimovic gave a staggering interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport last week, stating that he is unlikely to remain at Milan because he is ‘practically playing for free’.
It is not the first time that Ibrahimovic has expressed displeasure at the running of the club, as there was a heated confrontation between Ibrahimovic and CEO Ivan Gazidis at Milanello last month.
“They told me that retiring in America was too easy, so I came back to Milan. I am here purely for passion, because I’m basically playing for free,” he said.
“We’ll see how I feel in two months. We’ll also see what’s happening with the club. If this is the situation, to be honest, it’s unlikely you’ll see me at Milan next season.”
According to what is being reported by il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), the comments about playing for free sent representatives of the American fund into a rage.
It has been widely reported that the Swede stands to land around €4m for half a season of work, and the paper adds that given the breakdown in relations he is almost certain to leave once the season is finally over.