Following the revelation of the eye-watering terms of Kylian Mbappe’s contract, Zlatan Ibrahimovic charged Paris Saint-Germain with trying to outshine the team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a former striker for Paris Saint-Germain, has criticized Kylian Mbappe’s prominence at the club following the signing of a new contract earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Mbappe renewed his three-year contract with the Parc des Princes.
He reportedly wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, according to recent rumors, after his future was once again pushed into the spotlight earlier this month.
The rumors that Mbappe would have significant influence over the club’s sporting decisions as part of his new deal were one of the most notable features surrounding his new contracts.
This would entail providing the striker’s input on decisions made by managers and sporting directors, as well as which players should be signed.
Indeed, Mbappe, who has a close relationship with Luis Campos due to their time spent together at Monaco, is claimed to have given special support to his appointment as a sports advisor.
The turbulent relationship between the two came to light before the striker’s growing influence and his falling out with Neymar over the order of penalty takers in a Ligue 1 match.
After that incident, it was apparently necessary for former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos to intervene to separate the quarreling couple in the locker room.
In order to address the situation head-on, PSG manager Christophe Galtier called a first-team meeting, at which the two received criticism and an apology, with Messi serving as a go-between to help calm the simmering unhappiness.
The controversy continued as Neymar liked two social media postings criticizing Mbappe for the incident, including one that claimed the Frenchman “dominated” the team. Former PSG striker Ibrahimovic seems to agree with their suggestions.
On France’s Canal Sport, Ibrahimovic stated, “Mbappe has placed himself in a position where he is preceding the team in importance. But since you aren’t, you shouldn’t ever be bigger than a club.”
The former striker for Sweden also asserted that after his departure, Ligue 1 has been weaker: “Everything has been falling apart since I left France.
You are out of topics to discuss. Europe needs me. It makes no difference if you have Messi, Neymar, or Mbappe.
Ibrahimovic, who earlier this year sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury, kept playing until the end of the campaign to help Milan win their first Serie A championship in 11 years.
He had surgery in May and is expected to be out until 2023, which could be his final season playing football.