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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Announces He Will Retire In 2016

Popular front man likely to hang up boots upon expiration of PSG contract.

Paris Saint Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he will retire from professional football in just two years time when he current deal expires in 2016, the Daily Mail reports.

The news will come as no shock, though he had previously expressed a desire to ply his trade in the United States before calling time on a highly successful career.

Ibrahomovic has ofter been referred to as one of the best players in the world (often by himself) and earlier this year told Ronaldo he could have the Ballon d’Or, the award given to the player voted the best in the world, because “I know I am the best.”

Ibrahimovic even cast doubt on his ever collecting the award.

“I think there is a lot of politics around it, the good boy-bad boy thing and all of that. For me, what’s important is what I think and what people around me think. What the judges [of the Ballon d’Or] think is not important for me.”

Zlatan also went on to confirm that once he reaches the end of his current deal with the Parisian giants, he will most likely call it a day.

“I have a contract until 2016. I will be 34 next season and I don’t see myself continuing to play at the top level after that. So probably the answer is yes.”

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