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Zlatan opens door for Bayern Munich move

Zlatan opens door for Bayern Munich move

Published: 19 Feb 2013 14:38 GMT+01:00
Updated: 19 Feb 2013 14:38 GMT+01:00

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he can imagine moving to Germany's Bundesliga, and Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, in an interview with a German football magazine.

"Sure, the Bundesliga would appeal to me. One day, perhaps. I still have a bit of time left," the 31-year-old Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker told German magazine 11Freunde.

"Obviously, if I go to Germany, then I go to Bayern Munich.

"For me they are in the top five clubs in the world."

Ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year deal to take over as Bayern coach on July 1st and it seems unlikely Ibrahimovic will be heading to Munich anytime soon after the pair failed to see eye-to-eye during the Swedish striker's single season at Barcelona.

Having played for the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and now PSG, Ibrahimovic said he is always interested in new places.

"I've lived in five countries, in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and now in France, I got to know the people and the culture. This has shaped me,"

Ibrahimovic joined PSG of France's Ligue 1 from AC Milan in July 2012, signing a three-year contract for a reported fee of around €20 million ($24.5 million), with an annual salary of about €14 million.

Formerly of Malmö, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and Milan, Ibrahimovic has won league titles in three different countries and finished as the top scorer in Italy's Serie A last season.

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17:14 February 19, 2013 by HelmiVainikka
Match made in heaven, overrated arrogant snob playing at the #1 overrated arrogant snob team in Germany. He should feel great there.
19:44 February 19, 2013 by Brianito
Zlatan is 31 years old and the average age for the top players is 26, Messi is definitely the best at 25 years, (and I have seen them all). He (Zlatan) has a great manager, just looking after the "old pension" for when he retires within the next couple of years. Like him or hate him, he has a lot of good qualities. Oh, and I don't like him but I cannot ignore him.
20:29 February 19, 2013 by alecLoTh
Zlatan is not opening anything - this is sensationalist reporting. He is merely responding where he would go, if he made a move to Germany.
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