According to ESPN, veteran Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy. The 36-year-old left Manchester United on Thursday, as both parties agreed to cancel the striker’s short-term contract early.
LA Galaxy has long proven an attractive proposition to ex-Premier League stars, with the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole amongst others starring for the Galaxy in recent years.
Enjoyed success at United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer from French giants PSG. The striker arrived with a point to prove in the English top-flight, as many observers in England were sceptical about his ability to play in the Premier League.
However, Ibrahimovic has won numerous trophies throughout Europe and set about proving those doubters wrong. Although his debut season was cut short by anterior cruciate injury, the Swedish striker still scored 17 top-flight goals. He also helped the Red Devils win the Europa League and League Cup.
The road to recovery from that serious injury was always going to be tough. His Some players at his time in life would have hung up their boots. However, Ibrahimovic is a strong character and fought back to full fitness.
His one-year deal at United was not renewed due to concerns about the injury. Once fit, though, United offered the striker another short-term deal. Since signing the deal the striker has play a bit-part role for United, starting just one top-flight game and making just seven appearances for Jose Mourinho’s team.
He can be a star again in MLS
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the sort of person and footballer who craves attention. He is a big character. A move to the US and the MLS will suite the forward, as he can once again be a star on and off the pitch.
Ibrahimovic may not have added a Premier League title-winning medal to his collection, but for most fans, he enjoyed a successful, if short-lived stint at United.
Is moving to the MLS the right move for Ibrahimovic?