When LA Galaxy striker Ibrahimovic this weekend met the media to talk about his team's upcoming MSL season premier against Chicago Fire, the Swede made no secret of his love for the budget flat-pack furniture giant.
So much so, that he admitted that he and his wife Helena Seger have in fact furnished their LA mansion with Ikea furniture.
“So the broker goes to me 'the house is empty' and I'm like 'ok, what about the furniture?' because I told my wife to pick a house with furniture. She's like 'there is none and I like this house'. So I said 'ok, but then you go and buy everything from Ikea'. And the broker goes 'yeah, but rich people they don't go to Ikea'. And I'm like 'no, but intelligent people do'. So guess what I did? Ikea, of course.”
He did not divulge if he assembled the furniture himself, though.
Ibrahimovic also admitted to having a soft spot for Ikea's famed meatballs.
“They're really good,” he told reporters.
This is not the first time that the footballer talks Ikea. When Sweden faced England in last year's World Cup quarter finals, Ibrahimovic challenged his former Paris-Saint Germain teammate David Beckham to a rather unusual bet:
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) 6 juillet 2018
Beckham replied in the most British way he could:
“@iamzlatanibrahimovic if @swemnt win I will personally take you to @ikeasverige and buy you what ever you need for the new mansion in LA @lagalaxy, but when @england win I want you to come watch an @england game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and enjoy fish & chips at half time…”
Sweden lost the game, but it remains unclear whether Ibrahimovic actually lived up to his word and watched that England game with Beckham at Wembley.