Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit back at France’s claim he wants to become a millionaire with a pair of Apple glasses.
Ibrahimovic is currently playing in the Premier League and has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but his stance is one of open dissent.
In a video posted on Twitter on Monday, Ibrahimovic said he doesn’t want to be a millionaire, and only wants to play in the highest level.
“It is not a question of money, it is a question about being a footballer,” he said.
The 35-year-old was asked by France’s L’Equipe magazine whether he wants his name to be synonymous with the iconic brand.
When he replied “no” he said: “I think that if a brand can do something so good, it deserves a chance.
This is my way of showing that I don’t want money and don’t think it should be part of football.”
My goal is to play at the highest of levels.”
Ibiakovic’s outburst comes after France captain Kylian Mbappe said he is keen to leave Paris Saint Germain for Barcelona, despite the fact he is already a millionaire.
Paris Saint-germain manager Bruno Pérez has already told the squad to not expect a transfer until the summer.
Pérez, however, said that if Mbappé stays at the club, he is likely to be linked with the arrival of the Barcelona star.
On Sunday, France’s top scorer Mbapped said he wants a transfer and said he could stay if he could get a big club to take him on.
With a £100m buy-out clause, he would be set to become the highest-paid player in the world if he stayed at the French club.
Meanwhile, the top scorer in the Ligue 1 with 15 goals in 31 matches, Neymar, has hinted he could return to Barcelona after the World Cup.
A Barcelona source told the Daily Mail: “Neymar is happy at Barcelona.
He is focused on winning titles and he will stay at Barcelona for the time being.”
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