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Ibrahimovic: "I came here as a king, I'm leaving as a legend"

In his own inimitable way, the Swedish striker officially announced that tomorrow's game against Nantes will be his last for Paris Saint-Germain.

Ibrahimovic: "I came here as a king, I'm leaving as a legend"
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed today that tomorrow night's meeting with Nantes will be his last game wearing the Paris Saint-Germain shirt. The player took to Twitter to say 'au revoir'. In typical understated style, Ibra wrote: "My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend".

The 34-year-old Swede has scored 36 goals in 30 league game this season but has decided to move on as his contract comes to an end.

Minutes after his first tweet, the striker posted another message to explain that he was leaving PSG "by mutual agreement" and told followers to "stay tuned" for news on his next destination.

"This isn't a goodbye, it's a see you later. Now's the right time for me to take a different path", Ibrahimovic explained in a press release, adding that he "feels proud" to have contributed to PSG's "metamorphosis" into "an internacionally renown star club".

He went on to say: "I loved every day I spent here. I'd like to thank my team mate, the coaching staff - everyone at the club. My heart stays with the fans - they have been incredible since the day I arrived and because they are the best fans in France".

Ibra's future could lie in North America's MLS with both of the Los Angeles teams interested in bringing him to the States.

Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi paid his own tribute, saying: "Zlatan has written an incredible chapter in the history of our club. I am very proud to have welcomed him to Paris and I am already excited by the idea of working with him again when he ends his playing career. Paris Saint-Germain will always be his home and he will remain forever in the hearts of our supporters".