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Leeds United Tried to Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says Andrea Radrizzani

Leeds United Tried to Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says Andrea Radrizzani Photo: TT
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Action for AC Milan

Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani has said that he tried to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the striker moved to AC Milan.

The 38-year-old moved to Italian giants Milan in the January transfer window as a free agent following his departure from Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy.

The former Sweden international signed a contract until the end of the season with the option of another year.

This is Ibrahimovic’s second spell at the Rossoneri, having helped them to the Serie A title back in 2011.

Leeds chairman Radrizzani has said that he spoke to Ibrahimovic before the former Manchester United striker’s return to Milan.

Radrizzani told Gianlucadimarzio.com: “I spoke more concretely with Zlatan… He could give us a decisive boost but he decided to go to Milan. He was very honest and transparent with me. Trying again for Ibrahomovic next year? Depends on the market.”

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Ibrahimovic has made seven starts and one substitute appearance in Serie A for Milan since his move in January, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the process.

The Rossoneri are seventh in the Serie A table at the moment with 36 points from 26 matches.

Meanwhile, Leeds currently find themselves at the top of the Championship table with 71 points from 37 matches, a point clear of second-placed West Bromwich Albion.

Subhankar mondal
Sports Pundit staff writer @subhankarjourno
A journalist based in England, Subhankar Mondal has previously worked for Goal.com International and Skysports

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