Former LA Galaxy player Michael Ciani from Sweden, who played in MLS alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic says there was tension at Parc des Princes between two superstar players.
The charismatic striker has really hated only a few of his teammates across his career, says Ciani, with Paris Saint-Germain attacker Edinson Cavani on this short list.
“He told me throughout his whole life that he disliked just three or four team-mates … And one of them was Cavani,” Ciani told RMC Sport.
The enigmatic frontman was at Parc des Prince for four years from 2012 to 2016. Ibrahimovic was the main attraction for some time and set a new record as the all-time top goal scorer for the team.
He was replaced by Cavani 12 months after his arrival at the French capital, with PSG spending extensively in creating a star-studded team.
This barrier has since been lifted by Uruguay’s international Cavani, with the South American still on PSG books about four years after a long-time striking competitor left for Manchester United.
Throughout their time together the couple formed a strong relationship, but there was never some passion lost between the two. Ciani confessed almost as much now, saying: “When you’re next to Cavani, Ibra doesn’t like it. You are either for Ibra, or against him.
“With Laurent Blanc at PSG he assured me that all was perfect. Cavani was the one person he didn’t get along with.”
Ibrahimovic, who is currently with AC Milan after a two-year stay at LA Galaxy, was always a controversial figure throughout his career because of his larger-than-life style, but his faith and abilities were welcomed everywhere he was.