Ibrahimovic Joins MLS Club As United Terminate Swede’s Contract
Major League Soccer (MLS) club, LA Galaxy have agreed a two-year deal with Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The deal will also see the Swede pocket $1.5 million per season.
Zlatan will be teaming up with the American-based outfit immediately as the primary MLS transfer window is still open and will not close until May.
Reports also have it that the former Paris Saint-Germain pointman could be available for the Galaxy’s match against local rivals Los Angeles FC on March 31.
The reigning Europa League champions confirmed the departure of the veteran on Thursday.
“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United stated on their official website.
“Everyone at the club will like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.”
Ibrahimovic also posted a statement on Instagram, saying: “Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history.”
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances for United before his long term injury. He appeared seven times after recovery but scored once. His total goals since arriving from PSG in 2016 stands at 29 in 53 outings.
The giant striker scored twice in the EFL Cup final win against Southampton last season.
Top football stars who have featured for LA Galaxy in recent years include Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and former United States international Landon Donovan.
The 36-year-old retired from international football in 2016 but has declared that he could make a return after Sweden qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, edging past the Azzurri of Italy in the play-off round.