On 18th July 2012, Paris St. Germain unveiled what would turn out to be one of their best signings ever, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, just under the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. Ibrahimovic back then was already 30 years old and many fans doubted whether his best years were already behind him and whether he would turn out to be an effective signing. It was the seventh club of Zlatan’s career and Paris St. Germain had decided to pay AC Milan £15.7m for his services. They decided to pay him a salary of €12.5m a year and signed him on a three-year old contract.
Ibrahimovic would go on to have a stellar career at Paris with many believing that he is the greatest player to play for the club. He would make 180 appearances for the club and score 156 goals in the period. He won every domestic trophy with Paris, with the only blot on his Paris career being unable to win the UEFA Champions League. He would finally leave the club in 2016 on a free transfer, finally arriving in England to play for Manchester United.
In the press conference during his unveiling, Ibrahimovic stated, “I left Milan because I see the future here, I don’t see the future in Italy.” In typical Zlatan fashion, he would add, “I don’t know much about the French league but they know who I am!”
His time in Paris only solidified his legacy as one of the finest players of his generation.