Ibrahimovic turned down move to China

Zlatan Ibrahimovic opted not to move to China despite receiving a €100 million offer, according to his agent Mino Raiola. 

After announcing that he would be leaving Paris Saint-Germain in May, Ibrahimovic fast became one of the most sought after players on the market. 

Instead of choosing the club that would offer him the most money, the striker decided to join Manchester United as he wanted to play in the Premier League and be under the tutelage of manager Jose Mourinho once again. 

"Ibrahimovic is the best. He turned down €100m net from the Chinese. He doesn't want more money, he wants to win," Raiola told Italian newspaper Il Giornale. "I've been lucky, I've always had champions. Zlatan, [Pavel] Nedved, Maxwell and now [Blaise] Matuidi and [Gianluigi] Donnarumma."

Meanwhile, Raiola believes that Nice forward Mario Balotelli could have won the coveted Ballon d'Or five times if he had the same mentality as Ibrahimovic. 

"Mario is a phenomenon, but he's Balotelli," Raiola said. "He suffered a lot when he was a child, and he's always been that way in the head. If he had the mentality of Zlatan, with his talent he'd have won five Ballon d'Or."

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