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.

AFP March 23, 2018 19:17:24 IST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy confirm Swedish star's move to Major League Soccer

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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy confirm Swedish stars move to Major League Soccer

File image of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Reuters

"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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