Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reiterated his desire to return to Paris one day not to play football but to visit but he will only do that on one condition.

In a recent interview, the 35-year-old stated that he hasn’t backed down on his initial request from authorities in charge of the prestigious tourist attraction in the French capital – the Eiffel Tower, when the gangling Swede asked them to replace the iconic structure with his statue.

Ibrahimovic who is the Red Devils highest goalscorer this season with eight goals in as many games, revealed he is having fun in the city of Manchester following his free transfer from Ligue 1 giants PSG in the summer but wouldn’t mind visiting Paris with his family when they finally make his wish come to fruition.

“I heard a lot of things that the city is this, the city is that, the weather is like this and the weather is like that but, so far, everything has been good,” he told MUTV.

“The city is the best city so far. I come from Sweden, I don’t have big expectations when it comes to… how do you say it… outside football.

“I’m pretty simple, I’m a family guy. For me, they come in the first phase, the rest is less important.

“For example, when I was living in Paris, in four years I didn’t go to see the Eiffel Tower once – I wanted them to change the Eiffel for my statue but they didn’t do it! Maybe if they do it now, I will go to visit!” [Smiles].

Unfortunately for Ibrahimovic, he won’t be able to increase his goal tally with Arsenal visiting Old Trafford on November 20 for an English Premier league clash due to suspension.

Ibrahimovic netted a brace in United’s 3-1 win over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, he also reached a landmark in that encounter, netting his 400th career goal.


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