Mino Raiola said that Ibrahimovic wasted his time playing in MLS
The agent won an award at the Golden Boy 2020 ceremony where he talked about his friend Zlatan and how he can keep playing for five more years.
Mino Raiola won the ‘Best Agent Award’ at the 2020 Golden Boy 2020 ceremony where he talked about one of his best known clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 39-year-old is currently recovering from an injury, but since he arrived at AC Milan from the LA Galaxy he has scored 10 goals in 6 Serie A appearances.
The Swedish striker spent two years in Major League Soccer where he scored 53 goals in 56 appearances and in 2019 he led the LA Galaxy to the playoffs for the first time in three years. Since he left the five time MLS Cup winners had their worst season in their 25 year history.
Even though many argue that the LA Galaxy gave Zlatan a second chance after suffering a serious knee injury with Manchester United, his agent Mino Raiola says that Ibrahimovic wasted his time in MLS and he can keep playing five more years at a top notch level.
"I’ve seen many players in my career who were tired at the same age of Zlatan. I almost felt sorry for them to continue. I have never seen this tiredness in him. For me, he can easily play for five more years,” he said.
“I regretted bringing him to the MLS, it was a waste of time there. In the future he will take an important role, maybe he can become the president of UEFA, in order to change football. We have a beautiful relationship, but that’s the way it is for everyone, they are part of my family. With Zlatan we had unique adventures. It’s not as tough as he looks,” he concluded.