Paris Saint-Germain star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated that he wants to finish his career at the French champions, reports the official Ligue 1 website.
His current contract expires with the big spending French side in 2016, and the Swede has said that he will retire from football at 34 years of age.
However, he still does have some aspirations before hanging up his boots for good. The 32 year old has set his eyes on winning the Champions League with PSG before 2016, as he feels that he will no longer be able to produce the same quality of football as he is at the moment.
Ibrahimovic feels that the current group of players have the ability to do so, saying that the team has been created to compete in the biggest competitions and they have more experience within their ranks.
After narrowly losing out in the quarter finals in the last two years of the competition, to Barcelona and Chelsea respectively, Zlatan feels that they can go at least one step further this year.
The striker has refused to get obsessed with winning the trophy though. He said that when he started his career, he wanted to give his all and win as many competitions as possible.
With 23 titles to his name at some of the world’s biggest clubs, he feels as if he has done that already, even if the Champions League evades his grasp.
So what does the future hold after football for one of the world’s biggest stars? PSG president has already announced that he would like Ibrahimovic to stay with the club, possibly as a sporting director for the club.
But the Swede has said that he hasn’t made up his mind yet and that it is still very early days in his decision making stage. The 32-year-old has failed to rule out going into management.
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For now, Ibrahimovic is focusing on winning his third French title with PSG and started the season with two goals against Reims in the opening day 2-2 draw.
Since his move to PSG in 2012 from AC Milan, the attention of the world’s media has focused more on the French league, helping it become of the main leagues in Europe, with his skill, technique and ability to produce spectacular goals.
The Swede has said that he is happy in France as are his family, who are a massive influence in his decisions, and feels settled in the capital, almost as one of the natives.