The former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a co-owner of Swedish club Hammarby after he bought a stake in the team recently.
The owners of LA Galaxy, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), confirmed the reports yesterday after they sold half of their stake in Hammarby to the former Sweden international.
Ibrahimovic posted a picture of a Hammarby shirt to his Instagram account on Tuesday, prompting speculation he could join the club as a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy.
“Hammarby is a fantastic club with passionate supporters and has great respect in both Stockholm and Sweden,” Ibrahimovic told the club’s website.
The Instagram post shared by Zlatan Ibrahimović prompting speculation he could join the club as a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy.
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“I have always liked the club and the fans, since then I am impressed with what the club has done in recent years, both on and off the pitch.
“Being able to join and develop Hammarby forward feels both fun and exciting.”
Hammarby chairman Richard von Yxkull added: “This is still new to us, but of course very exciting.
“Spontaneously the timing feels good, we have had a strong development in recent years and next year we play in Europe.
“To then get a person like Zlatan Ibrahimović into the club, with the passion and winning mentality he stands for feels right.
“It is too early to say anything in detail about how Zlatan can contribute to Hammarby Football, but there is clearly very great potential in the collaboration.”
Ibrahimovic remains a free agent following his departure from LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season.
Source: Sky Sports
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