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Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Kylian Mbappe, claims PSG star acts as if he's 'more important than the club' as new contract details emerge

George Priestman

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Kylian Mbappe, claims PSG star acts as if he's 'more important than the club' as new contract details emerge

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Kylian Mbappe over his role at Paris Saint-Germain and claimed Ligue 1 has 'nothing' to talk about since he departed.

Ibrahimovic spent four trophy-laden years in the French capital, winning 12 domestic trophies which included four straight league titles.

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester United and Ajax forward has enjoyed an incredible career that has seen him score goals wherever he's gone, whilst also giving us plenty of headlines at the same time.

However, one thing is for sure - he's never been too far away from controversy and this time he's come out against Mbappe following a backlash over his record-breaking contract deal.

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Details of the contract have been released in recent months, with the latest claiming that the deal has lost the club around £317m.

In addition, it has reportedly seen him given control over footballing decisions at the club, such as transfers, managers and other high-end roles such as sporting director.

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This has caused friction in France, as teammates and the press have disagreed over the power he's been given, that even resulted in Mbappe being linked with a move away last month.

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Speaking out on the French superstar, Zlatan highlighted the fact that Mbappe has made himself bigger than the club, something which he firmly disagreed with.

Ibrahimovic told Canal Sport in France: "Mbappe has put himself in a situation where he is more important than the club. But you should never be bigger than a club because you are not."

He then went onto give a typical Zlatan comment when he claimed France and Ligue 1 is suffering in his absence - and yes, he's still calling himself a god.

After winning Serie A again last season, Zlatan would love to end his career by finally winning the Champions League. Image: Alamy
After winning Serie A again last season, Zlatan would love to end his career by finally winning the Champions League. Image: Alamy
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"Since I left France, everything is going down," he added. "You have nothing to talk about anymore. France needs me. I don't need France.

"Even if you have Mbappe, Neymar and Messi, it doesn't help you. Why? Because you don't have God."

The Swedish icon is still out of action due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury earlier this year, and won't be back until early 2023.

Last season saw him play through injury as Milan won their first title in over a decade, with his last appearance coming in a short cameo during the last game of the season.

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At 41, and given his recent spate of injuries, this may be the last season we see one of football's biggest and most famous names.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Kylian Mbappe, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Football

George Priestman
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