Ibrahimovic: Ajax wanted me to join Southampton

PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed how he could've signed for Southampton.

The super Swede admits Ajax pushed him to move to the Saints.

"They wanted to take me from Ajax after I had a difficult first year. My manager said: 'You go to Southampton.' I said: 'Is that the only option I have?' I had confidence problems and I had a big ego also," he told BBC Sport.

"At that time, I thought of Ajax as the top. I had to go somewhere even more at the top. In my mind, I felt that to go from Ajax to Southampton, with all respect to Southampton, I would be taking a step down.

"I had patience and continued to train hard. The second year was better, the third year was even better and then Juventus came. I thought 'now we're talking'."

 
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