Ibrahimovic: “Roback is the future of Sweden”

Updated: Dec 1, 2020



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Zlatan Ibrahimović has given a glowing endorsement of Milan youth academy player and fellow Swede Emile Roback. He stated that he believed that Roback is the “future of Sweden” and “a player that will [play] at the highest level”. Zlatan went on to say that Roback is a unique player that is unlike the classic Swedish player.


The 17-year-old arrived at Milanello in September this year after impressing in Swedish club Hammarby Fotboll’s academy. Whilst it is unclear as to whether Zlatan was involved in the process, as a shareholder of the Swedish club, it seems clear as though Zlatan would have been interested in Roback's journey to Milan.


Already sharing the same position as Zlatan on the pitch, will the young Roback also replicate some of his countrymen’s football talents? Let’s hope so!


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