PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the record trail as he readies to compete in his fourth and most likely last, European Championship in the country where he’s enjoyed so much success for his club Paris Saint-Germain.
Sweden’s 34-year-old talisman will lead out his team on Monday against Ireland at Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris after four title-winning seasons for PSG.
“It will be really special to lead my country as captain in such a big competition, especially since it’s being held in France where I’ve played my club football,” Ibrahimovic said in an interview published on UEFA’s website.
Euro 2016 now gets Ibrahimovic’s full focus after fevered speculation — largely fueled by himself, it must be said — about which club he will join next. Manchester United, and a reunion with his former Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho, is his expected landing spot.