Edinson Cavani was one of four players Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘hated' in his career
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic "hated" Edinson Cavani when the two were playing together at Paris Saint-Germain, a former teammate claims.
They played 107 times together, winning three consecutive Ligue One titles and a number of domestic trophies.
But according to Michael Ciani, who played with Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy, the Swedish superstar did not like Cavani, one of four people in his career that he hated.
"He told me that everything was fine with [then-manager] Laurent Blanc at PSG," Ciani told RMC Sport in 2020.
"The only person he did not get along with was Cavani.
"He told me that he only hated three or four people in his career… and one of them was Cavani.
"If you are close to Cavani, Ibra does not like it. Either you are with Ibra, or you are against him."
Both Cavani and Ibrahimovic scored over 100 goals for PSG and would end up making the same next move in their career at different stages.
Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United on a free transfer after leaving PSG in 2016 and Cavani would do the same four years later after.
The Uruguayan actually beat Ibrahimovic's goalscoring record in Paris, finishing with 200 goals in 301 games.
Later on Cavani did have some difficulty with Neymar, with the two having disagreements over penalties during their time as teammates.
At the end of the 22/23 season, Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from professional football during AC Milan’s last Serie A match.
He said: “The first time we arrived in Milan, you gave me happiness, the second time, you gave me love. From my heart, I want to thank you fans.
“You welcomed me with open arms, you made me feel at home. I will be a Milan fan for the whole It's time to say goodbye to football, not you."