Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals why his transfer to Arsenal failed
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in the news this week following his interview on Piers Morgan's Uncensored television show.
The Swedish International had made so many revelations from all the managers he played under at different clubs from his days at PSG to Barcelona to Inter Milan, AC Milan and Manchester United.
The 42-year-old revealed that he was close to making a move to join Arsenal Football Club under Arsene Wenger when he was at the age of 17. According to him, the deal broke when he was asked to have a trial before his fate at the club could be decided which he refused immediately.
'So, I came to the office of Mr Arsene Wenger, and it was a big hype because I saw these players, (Dennis) Bergkamp, (Thierry )Henry, I saw (Freddie) Ljungberg, I saw (Patrick) Vieira, I saw all these players, and I was like "F**k, this is big", because these players I see on TV, even if I already played in high-level Sweden. But this was big, because this was like, "I am here now". Last week I was playing PlayStation with these guys. And I spoke with Wenger, he was tall, I didn't expect him to be so tall. I came in his office and we spoke and he was like, "What do you want?" He wanted to get to know me, to feel me. Because I think he is a type of person, he just don't buy the player, he wants to know what he is buying I think. In the end, he had an Arsenal shirt with Number 9 and said, "We want you to come and do a trial for two weeks. Everything was good until he said you come and do a trial. I was looking at him. Obviously, he is Wenger, I am nobody at that moment. I said, "I don't do trials", and he was like, "What do you mean?" don't do trials, either you want me or you don't want me, or else why am I here?" That was me, but it was not to play a game, it was me. "No, but you have to come and do a trial" and then, "No, no, you don't understand, I don't do trials". That was it, I never went to Arsenal.''
Zlatan also spoke about the Glazers family at Manchester United, he appreciates the effort of the owners with everything they do to bring in world-class players. The Red Devils signed Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Altay Bayindir for £183.2million, while they also paid an £8m loan fee for Sofyan Amrabat, with a £21m buy option.