The Swede has been rewarded with a new mega deal.
After a hugely successful first season in France with Paris Saint-Germain, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rewarded with a whopping new €15m-a-year contract, reports the Daily Mail.
The new deal will see the 31-year-old take home €15m (£12m) after tax and that puts the forward just €2m behind Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – currently the highest paid player in the world.
Ibrahimovic joins other stars Thiago Silva and Marco Veratti as PSG players to have pledged their long-term future to the Ligue 1 champions – with the Sweden international’s new contract securing the attacker until the summer of 2016.
The Swede enjoyed a superb first term in Paris, netting 30 league goals as the club won the title for the first time in 17 years and becoming the first player to reach that tally since 1990.
It was thought that the arrival of Edinson Cavani at the Parc des Princes for a club record £55m this transfer window may put Ibrahimovic’s nose out of joint, but the striker appears to have relished the competition.
The forward has provided one goal and three assists in the league so far, as PSG prepare for their biggest challenge yet on Sunday when the side takes on title contenders AS Monaco.
Ibrahimovic’s new deal is expected to be announced on the same day as the Ligue 1 champions aim to make a point to the rest of the division that the club are going to be strong for years to come.