Veteran footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is to leave his French club, Paris Saint-Germain this summer is now available for transfer to play in the English Barclays Premier league. However, he has laid down some terms and conditions for this: He is demanded a whopping sum of £600,000 weekly pay from any club that might want him in.
According to some sources, Chinese clubs have shown interest in the 34 year old striker. As a matter of fact, the striker has engaged in some discussions with some Chinese clubs whom have offered him £1million a week. However it has been gathered that he does not want to move to the far East.
While English clubs are still overwhelmed by his demands for a sky-rocketed wage, it seems the hot cake still maintains his stand of receiving wages totalling £600,000 a week to move to the Barclays Premier League. Ibrahimovic is really interested in going to England, but at the same time, is unhappy with the enormous tax demands of the United Kingdom (UK). This is why he has asked that his current earning in Paris be doubled, should he play in the Premier league.
Why it is acknowledged he is a renowned striker, the conditions attached, are rather disturbing to English dealers.
In the Premier league at the moment, the highest paid player is Wayne Rooney, who earns around £260,000 a week. If a club finally decides to go with the demands of the striker, it would have to cough out at least £31m for the one-season contract he is seeking.
In the UK, high earners pay an additional tax rate of 45 per cent on whatever they are paid above £150,000 a year. This means that if Ibrahimovic is eventually paid the £600,000 a week wage, after income tax and national insurance, his weekly take-home pay would be £318,200 – UK sources have revealed.
If his demands are met, the 34 year old striker would automatically become the highest paid player in the Premier League.