Former Manchester United and Barcelona Swedish striker who plays for AC Milan now Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed France and Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe for trying to be bigger than the club after details of his new massive contract were revealed.
Zlatan Ibrahovic Calls Out Mbappe for Pride
The 23-year-old French star signed a three-year contract extension in May after the French champions successfully convinced him to continue his adventure in Ligue 1. The full details of that deal have now been revealed with his contract believed to be worth around £540million over the course of the three-year duration with a third of the amount [£180m] being included in last season’s accounts.
That new deal makes up the bulk of the French giants staggering losses of £317million for their most recent set of accounts for the 2021-22 season. The mega deal also gives him a major say in sporting decisions at the club, and recently it was reported that he wants to leave the club in January.
Mbappe has openly slammed boss Christophe Galtier’s tactics and also appears to have fallen out with fellow team-mate Neymar. Ibrahimovic has claimed that Mbappe is trying to be bigger than the club with his behaviour since signing his new deal.
He said: “Mbappe has put himself in a situation where he is more important than the club. But you should never be bigger than a club because you are not.” The 41-year-old also claimed that there is ‘nothing to talk about in Ligue 1 since he left France’s top division even though they have the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar, he said the league lacks a ‘god.’
He also said: “Since I left France, everything is going down, they have nothing to talk about anymore in France” “France needs me, I don’t need France. Even if you have Mbappe, Neymar, or Messi, it doesn’t help you, because you don’t have a god.”
The striker played in France between 2012 and 2016 for current champions PSG, winning four consecutive league titles before he departed for Manchester United.