REVEALED: How QPR rejected Ibrahimovic as teen
Queens Park Rangers REJECTED the chance to sign PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a teenager. Ibrahimovic's friend Tony Flygare, who grew up with him in Rosengard, Sweden, has made the extraordinary claims in bestseller 'Once, I Was Bigger Than Zlatan'.
He trained with the QPR reserve team for a week but was not asked back.
Flygare told the Daily Mail: "Zlatan was holding on to the ball for too long and the trainer tackled him when he wasn't expecting it.
"For that, Zlatan tackled him back and then told the trainer to "**** off". He went mad at Zlatan.
"Being in England was so much different. He just told Zlatan: "for that, you're going to breathe through your a***". I'll never forget it. We didn't hear from QPR again.
"Zlatan didn't want to play or stay in England, that is my opinion."
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