ZLATAN Ibrahimovic, star striker for Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, has been handed a 700,000 euros or $760,000 monthly pay rise making him by far the highest-paid footballer in France, Le Parisien newspaper reported on Wednesday, January 27.
Ibrahimovic, 34, who joined the club in 2012 from AC Milan and has scored 127 goals in 156 games since then, now gets 1.5 million euros or $1.1 million a month before tax under the performance-based hike agreed late last year.
On top, the Swede can pocket three big bonus payments for winning the Champions League, the French League title and ending the season with the top combined total of goals scored and goal assists.
With PSG currently 21 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league, the first of those targets is all but certain.
Le Parisien, however, said that there was no word on whether Ibrahimovic would stay in Paris after his current contract expires at the end of the season.
He is on record as saying he has no intention of leaving, claiming he has “a beautiful relationship with PSG.”
Ibrahimovic will be playing in France during the summer as Sweden contest the Euro 2016 finals.
— Feb 8, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT