Zlatan’s mansion still on the market


Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning Malmo mansion is still on the market, more than a year after he first put it up for sale.

The Paris Saint-Germain star put the five-bedroom house up for sale for 30m kronor last April and, despite constant rumours of pending buyers, nothing has materialised. The 836- sq m mansion is still listed on the website Residence Fastighetsmakleri, which refers to it as a “magnificent villa”.

Broker Stefan Cronholm said that selling such a property can take a year or even longer given the price. However, the website does not list the price, and the cost has remained under wraps since the mansion went on the market.

Ibrahimovic bought the residence for 30m kronor in 2007, but later revealed in his autobiography that he offered the owners an amount well over the asking price, making it impossible for them to refuse. He said that he told the owners he was there because he was “going to buy this house” and that he’d make sure they were happy with the amount they received.

However, real estate agent Jan Lundqvist has said that, despite the over-the-odds sum the footballer paid for the mansion, he did not want to make a loss on it, adding that he wanted to get at least what he paid for it.

The house is located on the Limhamn beach, just a stone’s throw from the beach, and it is thought the star spent thousands renovating it, which is why he is not prepared to accept anything less than what he forked out in 2008. But property website Hemnet says that it takes as long as 465 days to sell a residence in the exclusive Malmo district.