By ESPNSTAR.com staff
France president Francois Hollande was critical of the Swede's arrival last week as he stated: "There are teams who manage to win, even in professional sport… without necessarily having very large wages."
According to the Guardian, Ibrahimovic is reportedly set to earn over €250,000-a-week after tax in a country that already imposes a 75% tax rate for individuals with an annual salary of more than €1 million. This has enraged politicians throughout the country with sports minister Valérie Fourneyron decrying the financial package as being "a reflection of everything that is deplorable about football".
But Raiola issued a firm response, stating that as PSG are a private institution, the government should not criticise or seek to curtail their activities. He also pointed out that the Qatari owners of the club are fully entitled to carry out their plans to fruition.
"You have to understand things. The money spent by PSG is not public money, but a private investor," he said.
"I believe that France and Ligue 1 should just be happy that the people of Qatar have invested in football. I understand that these gentlemen of Qatar want to invest in other major sectors.
"If I read correctly, they also want to invest by buying weapons and other things and Mr Hollande would do well to be more open.
"Or if they do not want them as investors they should expel them from the country. But remember that the salary of Zlatan produces significant income taxes in France.
"Why do not the Arabs invest in our country [Italy]? It's something we all need to ask.
"The way it is structured in Italy, politics, lack of infrastructure means that investment goes elsewhere."
The Ligue 1 side splashed the cash this summer and bought Marco Verratti, Thiago Silva and Ezquiel Lavezzi from various Serie A sides and are expected to be a major force in the Champions League in the new season.