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Ibrahimovic buys his own island

SoccerNews in European Championships, Serie A 22 Jun 2012

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has indulged in a spot of retail therapy to get over his Euro 2012 disappointment – and in suitably ostentatious style.

According to a report in Aftonbladet, he AC Milan striker has bought himself an island on Lake Malaren, to the west of Stockholm.

Davenso island, the third largest in Sweden, contains a few scattered properties already, but the newspaper reports that Zlatan’s interest goes far beyond the tranquil setting and picturesque vista.

The purchased property reportedly contains around 500 hectares of hunting ground, allowing the opportunity to stalk deer and wild boar, as well as fish for pike and perch.

The 30-year-old sharpshooter recently revealed a growing passion for hunting in his autobiography ‘I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ and it seems the former Barcelona star has set his sights on taking his hobby to a more practical level.

Since he already owns a number of properties in New York, Milan and Sweden, Zlatan is in no rush to move in just yet.

Indeed, according to the newspaper, his mother has formally acquired the property, with the Malmo-born maestro not due to take possession of his new digs until July 1 – the day of the European Championship final.

Ibrahimovic’s future has been shrouded in doubt of late, with the Swede reportedly keen on a switch to big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, who have been linked with a double swoop for the striker and team-mate Thiago Silva.

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