Ibrahimovic Says No to PokerStars?

Ibrahimovic Says No to PokerStars?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

According to a report in the French media, Paris St Germain footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has turned down the opportunity to represent PokerStars.

Le Parisian reports that the Swede was offered a deal worth between €3m and €4m per year to don the PokerStars.fr patch but said no after a last minute change of heart.

The man often regarded as the third best player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi (sorry Gareth Bale), isn't short of a bob or two despite reportedly turning down the offer from Stars. Ibra's deal at PSG is worth a reported £12m per year!

We certainly would like to see Zlatan at the poker table. Given his trash talking on and off the football pitch, we'd expect him to be more akin to Phil Hellmuth and Tony G rather than his often monosyllabic countrymen.

If PokerStars is looking to get another footballer to join Ronaldo in its pro ranks perhaps Neymar would be a better bet. The Brazil and Barcelona is a regular player and often posts Instagram pics of his home game action.

Tags: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PokerStars, France