Zlatan Ibrahimovic is moving one step closer to God-like status in his homeland after reportedly buying a church in Stockholm.
Fastighetsvarlden, a real estate publication in Sweden, claim the striker has invested 110 million Swedish Krona [£8.51m] in a site in one of the captial’s suburbs Ostermalm.
Swedish media claim Jurka Gravic, Zlatan’s mother, is part of the holding company who purchased the property, but her son’s name is on the registered documents.
The property, known as Lindormen 13, was previously a church but has recently been renovated into residental buildings.
Fastighetsvarlden details the building: “There is a large storage room in the basement, a large garage and office on the ground floor, the second and third floor, accessed by double stairs, include more rooms.
“On the top floor, the fourth, there are five rooms including a large open room where a wide staircase goes up. On the roof is a large terrace facing the courtyard.”
Ibrahimovic has previously told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet of his preference to live in Stockholm rather than the place of his birth, Malmo: “It is much bigger, Stockholm.