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Al-Khelaifi: Ibra will retire at PSG

November 8, 2013
By ESPN staff

Paris St Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Zlatan Ibrahimovic deserves to be recognised as the world's best player, and that he will retire at the club.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates one of his four goals against Anderlecht on Wednesday.
GettyImagesZlatan Ibrahimovic continues to impress on the pitch.

Ibrahimovic, 32, inspired the capital club to the Ligue 1 title last season with 30 goals in 34 appearances and is one of PSG's key assets. The Swede signed a new contract earlier this year which keeps him at the Parc des Princes until 2016 and Al-Khelaifi is not worried that he may seek pastures new despite being linked with a host of European clubs.

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"He's said he wanted to retire at this club and it will be his last club,'' Al-Khelaifi told the BBC World Service. "I am not worried at all.''

The former Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan forward has continued his rich vein of form into this season, with his 12 goals helping PSG to the top of the domestic league.

"I think he is one of the best three players in the world,'' added Al-Khelaifi. "He deserves to be the best player in the world this year with the things he is doing.''

Ibrahimovic has a chance to prove himself against one of the best as Sweden face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal next week in the UEFA World Cup playoffs for a place in Brazil this summer.


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