Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy confirm Swedish star's move to Major League Soccer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the Swedish star's move to Major League Soccer on Friday.
Los Angeles: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the Swedish star's move to Major League Soccer on Friday, announcing the deal in a Los Angeles Times advert.
"Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome," the enigmatically worded full-page advert read, above Ibrahimovic's signature and a Los Angeles Galaxy logo.
A photo of Ibrahimovic wearing a Los Angeles Galaxy appeared above a separate story on the front page of the Times' sports section.
The 36-year-old's move to MLS had been widely reported on Thursday after Premier League giants Manchester United confirmed the player had been released from his contract.
The Galaxy have not released deals of Ibrahimovic's transfer but Sports Illustrated have reported that the forward has inked a two-year deal worth $3 million.
Ibrahimovic's transfer comes after a serious knee injury last year disrupted the end of his stint with Manchester United, who he joined in 2016 from Paris Saint-Germain.
The charismatic goalscorer had not played for United this season since featuring in a 2-2 draw against Burnley on 26 December.
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances during a remarkable first season in the Premier League before tearing knee ligaments in a Europa League game last April.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the first time this season as Manchester United got their Europa League campaign back on track with a 2-0 win at Sheriff Tiraspol
Mark Noble, who spent 18 years at West Ham as a player and retired earlier this year, will begin as the sporting director at the club from coming January.