Sweden football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will end his four years spell at Paris St-Germain at the end of the season and in a typical showman style made a famous quote “I came here as a king and I leave like a legend”.
The 34-year-old Sweden striker’s contract with the French champions expires in the summer, and he has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan.
The Swedish star who did not reveal the identity of his next club, having been linked with several members of European football’s elite in recent months, including Manchester United took to social media to disclose his departure.
The Sweden international has spoken openly about the prospect of moving to the
Premier League, one of the few major European leagues in which he has not played but was coy when asked where his future lies.
“I am very proud of the last four years,” Ibrahimovic said in the same statement.
“I loved every day I spent here. The Paris Saint-Germain has become a star club in the world and I played a key role moving it forward. It is now the right time for me to take a different path.”
He added: “I would like to thank all my team-mates, the technical staff and everyone at the club. My heart is with the fans. They have always been amazing, from day one. They are the best fans in France. This is not goodbye, we will meet again. I came here as a king and I leave like a legend. But I will be back!”
Paris Saint German released a statement detailing the player’s exit: “After discussions between Paris Saint-Germain and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent, the club and the player have agreed not to renew the player’s contract, which expires on 30
“They have also agreed that once his playing career is over, Ibra will join the capital club’s management.”