Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become king of Oberhausen if he signs for the German city's fourth-tier football club. The striker, 34, is considering off
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become king of Oberhausen if he signs for the German city’s fourth-tier football club.
The striker, 34, is considering offers after leaving Paris St-Germain but few will be as creative as what Rot-Weiss Oberhausen have put forward.
The club says the striker’s signature on a two-year contract would see the city introduce a monarchy that Ibrahimovic will head, while a local beer will be renamed to feature his name.
Sweden captain Ibrahimovic is known to be a confident operator, so could a seat on a newly-formed throne tempt him?
If this is not enough, a local swimming pool – which closed over 20 years ago – would again be filled with water and opened for the former Barcelona player whenever he needs it.
In a statement, the club referred to their target as “God” and confirmed they have “made an offer” featuring an “attractive package”.
After finishing fifth last season, Oberhausen are in the market for “a powerful forward who’s good in the air” and Ibrahimovic – who scored 156 times in 180 games at PSG – fits the bill.
“In a football province like Oberhausen, there are a few things which other places wouldn’t have,” club president Hajo Sommers told German broadcaster Sport1.
“If he wants to expand his horizons, let him come.”