Agent denies Ibra-Barca claim

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has slammed the Spanish media for fabricating a story this week that claimed the player referred to Barcelona as ‘mediocre’.

The report, which emerged yesterday, suggested that the Swede had labelled both his former club and former Inter teammate Mario Balotelli as ‘mediocre’ via a text message.

However, Ibra’s agent, who also represents the current Manchester City striker Balotelli, has come out to deny any truth to the story.

“Ibrahimovic has never spoken about Balotelli or Barcelona,” Mino Raiola stated on Sky Sport Italia today.

“Mario is one of the best strikers in the world. In this era of communication, everyone seems to think they can write whatever they want to.

“I will not accept that certain news stories are just invented without any verification. This was a total invention of a Spanish website.”

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