Championship side Leeds United held Ibrahimovic talks
Championship side Leeds United held Ibrahimovic talks

Championship side Leeds United held Ibrahimovic talks

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has revealed that he held talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the Swedish rejoined AC Milan during the January transfer window. 

Ibrahimovic joined Milan during winter transfer after leaving LA Galaxy and Radrizzani has revealed Ibrahimovic, and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani were both targets as Leeds sought promotion to the Premier League.

"I spoke with Zlatan Ibrahimovic more concretely,” Radrizzani revealed. “He could have given us that decisive push, but he decided to go to AC Milan. He has been very honest and transparent with me.

"We need to be rational and coherent with the strategy of both coach and team. I did not even speak with (coach) Marcelo Bielsa about Cavani and Ibrahimovic because we never got to the stage that we could sit down and talk about them."

The 38-year-old completed his switch to the Italian side for the remainder of this season and with an option for next season, the club. 

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