Zlatan Ibrahimovic becomes co-owner of Swedish club Hammarby
Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become co-owner of Swedish club Hammarby.
Ibrahimovic posted a picture of a Hammarby shirt on Tuesday, prompting speculation he could join the club as a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy.
However, the proprietors of LA Galaxy, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), have verified that they have sold half of the bet in Hammarby to the prior Sweden international.
“Hammarby is a fantastic club with passionate supporters and has great esteem in Stockholm and Sweden,” Ibrahimovic advised the club website.
“I have always liked the club and the fans, because then I am impressed by what the club has done in the past several decades, both on and off the pitch.
“Being in a position to combine and develop Hammarby forwards feels equally fun and exciting.”
Hammarby chairman Richard von Yxkull added:”That is still new for people, but obviously very exciting.
“Spontaneously the timing feels great, we’ve experienced a solid development in recent years and next year that we all perform in Europe.
“To then get a man like Zlatan Ibrahimovi?? into the club, with the passion and winning mindset he stands to get feels .
“It’s too early to say anything in detail regarding how Zlatan can bring about Hammarby Football, however there’s obviously very great possibility from the cooperation.”
Ibrahimovic remains a free agent after his departure from LA Galaxy at the conclusion of the MLS season.
The Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward has been linked with a number of European clubs, such as sides Napoli, AC Milan and Bologna.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has mastered signing up the 38-year-old, who played under him at Inter Milan and Manchester United.