Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish player with a Bosnian father and a Croatian mother, who emigrated to the Scandinavian country before Zlatan was born. He currently plays for the Premier League giants of Manchester United after signing a one year deal with the Red Devils for a reported £220,00 a week contract. He started his career in the Malmo youth academy, in the same city where he was born, eventually signing professionally with the club and appearing 40 times with a return of 16 goals. His talent was noted by Ajax in 2001 and he spent 3 seasons playing for the Dutch giants. His potential was noted by the European superpowers and it was a matter of time before they started to make their moves for the talented 1.92m striker.
When he left Holland, Ibrahimovic went to Italy after Juventus won the race for his signature. He signed for 16 million Euros and spent 2 seasons at the club, playing in 70 matches and scoring 23 goals. He then moved to bitter rivals Inter Milan after Juventus were relegated due to match fixing allegations, where his career was reignited between 2006 and 2009 scoring 57 goals in 88 matches. To acquire his signature, Barcelona paid nearly €45 million plus Samuel Eto'o on the 27th July 2009 where 70,000 Blaugrana fans turned up at the Nou Camp to watch his presentation.
After failing to impress for Barcelona, Zlatan moved back to Serie A for the black and red stripes of AC Milan where he scored an impressive 56 goals in 85 games. Zlatan's next move saw him once again change European league, this time to Ligue 1 of France to sign for PSG in a deal worth €20 million which proved dividends after the club achieved four consecutive league titles with the forward spearheading attacking moves. Ibrahimovic showcased his world class goal scoring prowess for the French giants by scoring 156 goals in just 180 games, seeing the player almost achieve the one to one goal-to-game ratio.
Looking to finish his career in style and witnessed by the masses, Zlatan moved to Manchester United in a free transfer during the Summer of 2016 to display his ever-apparent talents in front of the Old Trafford faithful. Although signing for an initial one year deal with United, depending on his performances a further deal may be reached to extend the contract of arguably one of the greatest forwards of the past decade.
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