According to honorary president Uli Hoeness, Bayern Munich was previously involved in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has also held contract negotiations with the striker.
Hoeness, a Bayern boardroom veteran, claims the German champions were interested in signing the Swedish superstar but were scared off by his exorbitant salary demands.
Ibrahimovic has played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but he has never appeared in the Bundesliga, as a failed transfer to Bayern Munich prevented him from doing so.
Hoeness said as a pundit on RTL’s coverage of Germany’s 3-0 2022 World Cup qualifying victory over Iceland: “He’s a fantastic player, but his demands were also divine. We were curious at first, but we didn’t even make it to the main course.”
With his track record of goals and titles across Europe, it is reasonable to believe that Ibrahimovic will have achieved success with Bayern Munich.
Ibrahimovic’s career has taken him to Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Manchester United, and LA Galaxy, where he has won La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, the Coupe de France, the Eredivisie, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the Europa League.
Still, at 39, he is proving to be one of Europe’s most deadly strikers, with 17 goals in 23 games in all competitions.