Zlatan Ibrahimovic Once Offered Romelu Lukaku A £50 Cash Prize For 'Every Decent First Touch' He Made
The Belgian forward could also be heard saying "f**k you and your wife" towards Ibrahimovic after they butted heads and exchanged insults in the Coppa Italia quarter final tie.
But this certainly isn't the first time Zlatan has 'stirred the pot' when it comes to his relationship with Lukaku.
Zlatan and Lukaku are going at it :flushed: pic.twitter.com/yMLFI72tiz- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 26, 2021
Back in 2019, the former Barcelona forward claimed that the Belgian international 'lacks technique' and has a poor first touch.
In fact, Ibrahimovic revealed that he once offered to help Lukaku with his form and technique in the form of a bet during their time at Old Trafford.
The 27-year old striker, however, declined to take him up on the offer.
"I will say this on Romelu: don't expect good technique from Lukaku", Zlatan told Gazzetta dello Sport. "His best strength is sheer power. If only he'd listened to me...
"At Manchester United, we made a bet: 'I'll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make.'
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"He replied: 'What do I win if I get them all right?'
"I told him nothing, he would simply become a better player. For the record, he never accepted the bet! Perhaps he was afraid of losing.
"Joking aside, Lukaku has this mad hunger to prove himself to the world and I'm sure he will do well at Inter too."
Tensions rising between Zlatan and Lukaku in the Milan derby :flushed: pic.twitter.com/mbPDw32yn3- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2021
"And now he gets his own back!"- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2021
Romelu Lukaku converts from the penalty spot to equalise for Inter after Zlatan's first-half opener...
Never in doubt :snowflake: pic.twitter.com/6yHsNm4WSi
Lukaku, who arrived at United in a £75m deal in 2017, struggled for consistency in front of goal at Old Trafford and eventually, he was sold to Inter Milan in August 2019.
He has, however, recaptured his form of old at the San Siro, scoring 23 goals in 30 appearances so far this season.
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