Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals the one thing he misses about Paris Saint-Germain

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain was certainly one to remember for the former Sweden international, who helped the French giants to win Ligue 1 by a staggering 31 point margin last season.

The 34-year-old managed to secure an astonishing 12 trophies with PSG, winning the league in each of his four seasons at the club, as well as finishing as the Ligue 1 top scorer on all but one occasion.

Ibrahimovic enjoyed an amazing few years in the French capital, to cap off what had already been an extraordinary career, which included featuring for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan, before joining Manchester United on a free transfer from PSG this summer.


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But despite the trophy-laden spell the Swede enjoyed in Paris, during an interview for French television channel SFR Sport, Ibrahimovic gave an unexpected response to what he missed most about PSG.

In typical fashion for the Swedish striker, Ibrahimovic responded: "My salary. That is what I miss."

It was far from the response the TV network were anticipating; expecting the striker to discuss the great relationships he had with the fans or former teammates. However, his response gave an indication why his highly-anticipated move to Old Trafford this summer became a lengthy process.

Loyalty payment

According to The Sun, Manchester United willingly allowed the 6ft 4in striker to wait until his contract at PSG officially expired at the end of June, in order to collect a £1 million loyalty payment from the Ligue 1 outfit.

The Swede would not have qualified for the bonus, had he made his move to United official before June, and the Red Devils were happy to bide their time, as they were confident that a deal would be done.

Ibrahimovic is still earning a huge wage, though, which is reported to be £200,000-a-week. However, some reports have since claimed that Britain's decision to leave the EU has seen the Swede's wages drop by a massive £21,000-a-week, which suggests what Ibrahimovic could have been talking about in his recent interview.

Patience paid off

But United's patience to sign the striker this summer has so far has payed off, with Ibrahimovic netting three goals in his first three matches in the Premier League, while having also scored the decisive goal for Jose Mourinho's men in their 2-1 Community Shield triumph against Premier League champions Leicester City, last month.

Ibrahimovic is set to face his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola this weekend, as the Spaniard's City side head to Old Trafford for the first Manchester derby of the season. Ibrahimovic and Guardiola both fell out during their days at the Camp Nou, after which the 34-year-old was subsequently loaned, and then sold, to AC Milan.

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Edinson Cavani
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