“My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally confirmed that he will depart Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season after being named France’s Player of the Year for a record third time on Sunday. The exuberant Swede is out of contract this summer and has relished entertaining the speculation surrounding his future.
PSG had remained determined to retain their star striker, certainly not lacking the resources to retain Zlatan although his desire to leave now appears to be more than a financial issue. The Swedish international icon, now at the age of 34, has been linked with a return to Inter Milan, AC Milan but also with a move to LA Galaxy MLS or Manchester United in the Premier League.
This week, Ibrahimovic dropped a big hint that he could make a return to AC Milan this summer, claiming that the struggling Italian giants are the “biggest club” he ever played for and that he never wanted to leave them in 2012. Ibrahimovic will be hoping to play end his PSG career with an emphatic victory, hoping to lift the Coupe de France trophy, PSG face Marseille in the final on May 21.
My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend pic.twitter.com/OpLL3wzKh0
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) May 13, 2016
“I am very proud of the last four years. I loved every day I spent here. PSG 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. I would like to thank my team-mates, the technical staff and all the people in the club.”
The Sweden international will leave PSG with an impressive record, having won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles and with the status as the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 152 goals.