Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been surrounded by transfer rumors, but if you believe his agent Mino Raiola Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go nowhere. “He stays in PSG,” said the agent.
Zlatan himself said recently that he did not dare to say if he stays in PSG next season or not. He is said to want to return to Italy, and Italian and Swedish media reported that Zlatan is willing to lower his salary to play in Juventus. There has also been rumors that both Zlatan and Helena Seger do not like it in Paris and would like to move back to Italy.
Helena Seger with her son
None of it is true, Mino Raiola told reporters as he comes out of a meeting at Milan’s headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
– There is no chance that he will return to Italy, he stays in the PSG. I hear there is talk that he would lower his salary, but it is something that only the media says. He never talked about it, says Raiola according to several Italian media.
According to Sky Italia, the sports director Leonardo will coach the team next season, if Ancelotti would leave. After that the team would be taken over by Arsène Wenger.
In last week Zlatan Ibrahimovic commented about that his future in Paris Saint-Germain is uncertain. Now there are new rumors revealing new details of a return to the Italian champions Juventus.
– A lot can happen. I was not set in Paris a year ago, but was set to go to the USA with Milan but instead Paris came into the picture, said Zlatan then.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger does not feel comfortable in Paris – and wants to leave the French capital. A decision according to data based on security for the family and the social situation is more fitting in Italy. One example is that Zlatan and Helenas bodyguard protection was much betterin Italy than in Paris.
– Since I arrived here, it has been very stressful, people chasing me with mopeds, Zlatan said earlier in the spring in an interview with CNN.
To return to Italy as he often referred to as a “second home” Zlatan must be willing to fix the biggest problem for a move, the salary. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to reduce his annual salary from 12 million to 6 million – a sum that touches Juventus maximum ceiling of wages.
Zlatan has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain for further two years but Paris SGs club owners are not concerned about a possible move of Zlatan. They do not believe in the idea that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reduce his salary for social reasons, in a new club, or any club is open to pay as high a salary as in PSG.
There has also been reports that if Zlatan would leave there would be a “goodbye bonus” of between 4.5 and 6 million from Paris Saint-Germain as may be appropriate. This is paid in lieu of the more than 200 million crowns Zlatan had earned during their two remaining years of his contract. This would in practice mean that Zlatan Ibrahimovic earn almost as much as he did in PSG if Juventus offer him about 7 million in annual salary.
Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, ex-president of Juventus during Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time in Turin, knows what it takes for a move to become a reality:
– The views of Juventus has been that they will not be able to afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic unless he lowers wages. Money is a problem in Italy, even in football clubs, said Gigli.
Gazzetta dello Sport continues to report on the possibility of a transfer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Juventus in the summer. In today’s edition the newspaper reported on data saying that Zlatan has already been in contact with the Juventus coach Antonio Conte.
According to the newspaper it is polite contacts between colleagues, this according to people close to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And according to Gazzetta dello Sport the coach has also told team management that he has great admiration for Zlatan as a player.
La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that Juventus could consider buying Zlatan for a price of 8 to 10 million, and a salary of 7.5 million plus bonuses until 2017.
The newspaper also discusses yesterday’s cryptic response from the owner family John Elkann, who said “it seems like he’s looking for houses in Milan,” when asked about the possibility of Zlatan going to Juventus. A statement that can be interpreted as he aims at Milan or Inter, but that can be seen as an opening for Zlatan Ibrahimovic going to Juventus.