LA Galaxy soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović has become a brand ambassador of Visa.
The 36-year-old, who joined the Galaxy from Manchester United last month, will be the new face of the financial service company’s marketing campaign ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup national team tournament in Russia.
Visa currently serves as the official payment services partner of soccer’s global governing body, Fifa.
Ibrahimovic retired from international soccer in 2016, but has recently stoked talk of a return. He said on US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live: “I’m going to the World Cup, yes.
“If I say more, people will hang me so I have to be careful what I say now.”
On his work with Visa, Ibrahimović said: “I am incredibly proud to work with Visa, the global leader in payments.
“I always try to be the best in football, so a partnership with Visa represents what I continue to strive to be—the best.”
“We have always been aware of Zlatan’s impressive on-field accomplishments, global appeal and colourful personality,” added Lynne Biggar, chief marketing and communications officer at Visa Inc. “At Visa, we are thrilled to partner with Zlatan to bring our Fifa World Cup campaign and product innovation to life and connect with fans around the globe, showing once again Visa is ‘Everywhere You Want To Be’.”
Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in his first three Major League Soccer (MLS) games with LA Galaxy.
The 2018 Fifa World Cup is set to take place from 14th June to 15th July.