Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic allegedly questioned the work of CEO Ivan Gazidis, who arrived at Milanello to announce the club’s intentions of cutting wages.
The club has reportedly decided to go through with Gazidis’ plan to reduce the salaries and work on the rebirth of the Diavolo.
Milan have simultaneously accepted the request made by the players five days ago, which means they receive 50 per cent of their salary for the month of April and the rest of the months will be paid in full.
But during the meeting, multiple reports in Italy claim Zlatan Ibrahimovic intervened and turned up the heat.
The Corriere dello Sport claims the 38-year-old questioned Gazidis absence in recent weeks, as the players haven’t seen the former Arsenal director since May 4 and pointed out that the timing was completely wrong.
“Why have you been away for so long and show up 48 hours before the semi-final?” Zlatan asked, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. He was referring to the big match in the Coppa Italia against Juventus on Friday.
The outlet claims the veteran continued to address other issues he has found problematic since his return in January and added: “It’s not the Milan it used to be, there’s too much uncertainty.”
The South African reportedly replied: “Yes, it’s true, Milan aren’t what they were in terms of success and finances.”
The newspaper writes that Gazidis then explained how the American owner plans the rebirth of Milan and confirmed the solidity of the Elliott fund, especially in a period of global crisis caused by the pandemic.
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