Ibrahimovic: I'm the greatest behind Ali!
The Sweden international has joked he is ‘the greatest’ after the heavyweight boxer, and added he would be open to a move to the Bundesliga at some point in the future
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to former world champion boxer Muhammed Ali, but admits he is the behind the heavyweight fighter in the pecking order.
“I am the greatest!” he joked to Bild, before adding: “Wait, is that even possible? Alright, then I’m the greatest behind Ali!”
The Sweden attacker has been in fine form for PSG this season, scoring 21 goals in 22 Ligue 1 starts so far this season.
But the striker also admitted his interest in moving to Bayern Munich, should the opportunity arise.
Pep Guardiola will takeover at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season, and Ibrahimovic, who was signed by the former Barcelona coach during his time at Camp Nou, says he would be open to a move to the Bavarian giants.
“The Bundesliga is certainly a league that attracts me. One day, maybe I will go there,” he told 11Freunde.
“I still have a little time left in my career. If I chose to go to Germany, it would have to be Bayern Munich.
“For me they are one of the top five clubs in the world.”
The Sweden international has been criticised in the past for not remaining loyal to his employers, with his latest comments set to add fuel to that fire.
However, he believes moving across Europe has aided him in becoming a better person.
He added: “I’ve lived in five countries – Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and now France. I have learned to get to know new people and cultures.
“It has certainly made me more mature.”