Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent says the striker is not motivated by money but added: “if you are the best, you must be paid as the best”.
Ibrahimovic will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, with a move to the Premier League widely tipped amid apparent interest from clubs including Manchester United and West Ham.
The 34-year-old’s first priority is to help PSG reach the Champions League final – they were held to a 2-2 draw by Manchester City in Paris on Wednesday night, with Ibrahimovic having a penalty saved by Joe Hart – and the most important thing beyond that is to carry on playing at the highest possible level, his agent, Mino Raiola, has said.
He told French outlet RMC Sport: “Zlatan’s sole priority at this moment is to end the season well.
“Zlatan knows what he wants to do. He wants to play in the final of the Champions League, and if possible to win it.
“Zlatan is motivated and all clubs who offer him a contract know that. He doesn’t need to continue for financial reasons, he wants to prove himself at the highest level, just as he has the other years when people thought he was too old.
“I’m not saying the financial aspect is not important at all, but his motivation is not money. If you are the best, you must be paid as the best.”