Tuesday November 19 2019
'Ibra left Milan because of me'

Thiago Silva has confessed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Milan for Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 because of him.

PSG sent out a statement of their ambitions when they took the pair from Milan, with many remembering it as the starting point of both the Rossoneri’s decline and - in turn - the rise of the French club.

“I remember Ibrahimovic called me and asked: ‘Are you really signing for PSG?’” the defender told France Football. “I answered: ‘Yes, I’ve just signed.’

“Then he said: ‘I’m not joking! If you don’t go, I won’t sign. And if you lie to me, I’ll be coming for you!’”

In 2011-12, Zlatan scored 35 goals for the Diavolo as they finished second in Serie A to an unbeaten Juventus.

Since then, they have qualified for the Champions League just once.

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