PSG consider naming stadium stand after Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Paris Saint-Germain after four successful years as undoubtedly the best player ever to play for the Ligue 1 club.

In that time, he scored 154 goals to become their most prolific ever goal-scorer. He also inspired the team to four Ligue 1 titles, winning three Golden Boots in the process. Needless to say, his self-proclaimed legendary status is sealed.

And to honour the Swede, who will leave on a free transfer this summer, PSG's owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is preparing to do something that is befitting of the player's reputation – and his ego.


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According to SVT Sport, who apparently spoke to the club president in the aftermath of their season finale, the Qatari billionaire is ready to name one of Parc des Princes's stands after the charismatic Swede.

The Zlatan Ibrahimovic Stand. It certainly has a special ring to it, doesn't it?

A fitting end

Ibrahimovic played his final game for the Parisian outfit on Saturday and bowed out in typical fashion.

He scored a brace in a 4-0 rout over Nantes, taking his Ligue 1 tally to 38 goals for the season. That saw him surpass a long-held club record for league goals in a single campaign, set by Carlos Bianchi in the 1977/78 season.

With little at stake, Nantes also agreed to pause the match after 10 minutes, allowing for an Ibrahimovic love-in, which was celebrated with raucous applause and thousands of fans donning Ibrahimovic masks.

It was just another example of how much the Swede is loved by the PSG faithful and few would object to seeing his name literally welded onto the stadium roof, just above the grandstand.

Where next?

At 34-years-old, most players would be staring at retirement, but Ibrahimovic is one of the most sought-after free agents on the market this summer and is believed to be demanding roughly £600,000-a-week from interested clubs.

He has been linked to China, where an offer of £1m-a-week is believed to be on offer and LA Galaxy, where he could link up with Steven Gerrard. However, the Premier League seems to more likely destination.

Indeed, Manchester United have been named as the frontrunners to sign him. The Telegraph recently reported that Ibrahimovic is more than willing to move to Old Trafford if Jose Mourinho takes charge.

In response, the Red Devils have told Ibrahimovic that his incredible wage demands are not a problem. However, their absence from next season's Champions League could well be a sticking point.

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