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Dublin: 9°C Monday 10 May 2021

Nike turn Zlatan's tattoos into a bespoke leather jacket, Zlatan is happy

Scrap the Christmas shopping list and ready the pen for a cooler suggestion, thanks to your favourite ego-maniacal Swedish striker.

JUST WHEN YOU WERE STARTING to worry about what to buy for your prodigious yet sulky Swedish god-child for Christmas, Zlatan Ibrahamovic and Nike have come to the rescue.

The AC Milan striker took time out from proclaiming his superiority to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to pose topless for designers at Nike Sportswear and let them sketch his tattoos.

The designs, which include a dragon, playing cards and a grumpy fish, have been lovingly stitched onto an Ibra-themed biker jacket called ‘I Am Zlatan’.

“I try to have my own style both on and off the pitch, to get a jacket this unique was very unexpected and exciting. I have worked hard to earn my success and this jacket reflects that, but this is simply a moment in time, there’s plenty still to accomplish.”

The sports manufacturers and the ponytailed striker have now given proud ink-lovers a way to show off their tattoos in these cold winter months

Credit: NikesportswearSweden

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