Radrizzani: “He might have given us that decisive push however he determined to go to AC Milan. He has been very trustworthy and clear with me”
Final Up to date: 25/03/20 10:46am
Zlatan Ibrahimovic held talks with Leeds earlier than rejoining AC Milan within the January switch window, the Championship membership’s proprietor has revealed.
The Swedish celebrity signed up for a second spell at Milan after leaving LA Galaxy and demonstrated his enduring high quality at 38 with three Serie A objectives earlier than the competitors’s suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month.
Now Andrea Radrizzani has advised Sky in Italy‘s Gianluca Di Marzio he tried to influence Ibrahimovic to return to England, the place the striker had a profitable season with Leeds’ rivals Manchester United in 2016/7.
Ibrahimovic and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani had been each targets as Leeds sought promotion to the Premier League, in keeping with Radrizzani, who mentioned: “I spoke with Zlatan Ibrahimovic extra concretely.
“He might have given us that decisive push however he determined to go to AC Milan. He has been very trustworthy and clear with me.
“We should be rational and coherent with the technique of each coach and staff. I didn’t even communicate with (coach) Marcelo Bielsa about Cavani and Ibrahimovic as a result of we by no means obtained to the stage that we might sit down and speak about them.”
Leeds are high of the suspended Championship, with a seven-point cushion on the play-off locations, and Radrizzani said he was “hopeful there can be a correct solution” when choices in regards to the season are ultimately made.
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