Zlatan Ibrahimovic was never going to exit Parc des Princes with anything but a bucket full of brio and a hamper full of hubris.
He did so on Friday morning spectacularly, cocking his egoist’s gun and firing off a suitably self-aggrandizing message on Twitter.
“I came like a king, left like a legend,” Ibrahimovic wrote, announcing that Saturday’s game against Nantes would be his last in a PSG shirt.
My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend pic.twitter.com/OpLL3wzKh0— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) May 13, 2016
Ibrahimovic—alongside his reputation for a monster ego—has been a monster success in France, his 152 goals making him the club’s all-time record scorer.
Does that qualify him for “legendary” status? For a man like Ibrahimovic, now most probably off to Los Angeles Galaxy, what others think doesn’t really matter. This was, if nothing else, a typically bold way to sign out.