Zlatan Ibrahimovic's reputation proceeds him wherever he goes. As a result, it wasn't hard to believe that the Swedish international had found himself a luxury £3.85 million Chesire mansion to move into as he looks to settle into his new life in Manchester.
The six-bedroom property - listed as costing a whopping £16,500-per-month in rent - was thought to have been selected by Zlatan because of its range of facilities including an indoor swimming pool and cocktail bar. There were even rumours of an area designated for martial arts.
However, according to the Mirror, Ibrahimovic has never set foot inside the property and is still living at the Radisson Blu hotel in central Manchester. Instead, it is a Manchester United misfit who has moved into the luxury accommodation.
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According to the Mirror's report today, it is actually Memphis Depay who is stumping up the cash to live the high life in Chesire.
United fans had been enjoying the idea of Ibrahimovic lauding it in his new digs. Having been unimpressed by Depay so far during his time at Old Trafford, the idea of the Dutch winger using some of his reported £100,000-per-week wages on the property might not go down quite as well.
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Nevertheless, with the huge house lying just 20 minutes from United's Carrington training facilities and also coming complete with a fully-equipped gym, there will be some fans hoping it sparks a new lease of life in Depay as he heads into his second season in Manchester.
The Mirror also uncovered another interesting fact about the property once thought to be meant for Zlatan. It is actually being rented from a former Manchester City star.
It turns out that former City defender Micah Richards is something of a property mogul in the Chesire area and has agreed to rent out the mansion to Depay as he continues his own career at Aston Villa.
As for Ibrahimovic, the search appears to go on for his permanent home.
With just over one week to go until the new Premier League season kicks off, United fans will be hoping it doesn't take long for the veteran striker to settle on the pitch, even if it is taking longer than originally though for him to find a place to call home off it.
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