Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes footballers who end their career in Saudi Arabia Pro League risk being remember for good.
The Swede legend, who announced his retirement from football in June, appeared to fire a dig at players moving to the Saudi Arabia as he questioned the motives of some of the world’s biggest stars for moving there.
Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Jordan Henderson and Neymar have faced questions over their decision to accept huge pay days from Saudi football.
Ibrahimovic told Piers Morgan Uncensored:
“I had an offer also from China, I had an offer also from Saudi.”
“But the situation is, what do you want? What objectives do you have? Certain players need to finish their career on the big stage because that is the high end of your career.
“You have to be remembered for your talent, not for what you earned.
Because if you were remembered in the opposite way, what we are training every day for, what we are being recognised for is our talent and that is what you want to be remembered for.
“So I think certain players that reach a certain level, they have to stop at a certain stage and that’s the big stage.
“You cannot go in a lower stage and finish your career in a different way, but some players needed the situations where you can earn a lot of money because they didn’t earn enough.”