Less than 24 hours after having his Manchester United contract terminated, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now an LA Galaxy player.
The former Sweden international has been restricted to just seven appearances this season after suffering a recurrence of the injury which had previously kept him out of action for seven months, with his last appearance coming on Boxing Day against Burnley.
Manchester United announced yesterday that they had agreed to terminate the 36-year-old’s contract, which had just three months left to run.
The striker, who scored 29 goals in his 53 appearances for the club, has now officially joined MLS side LA Galaxy, a club that a number of former Premier League players have played in, including David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole.
The veteran striker announced his arrival in the US in typically Zlatan style by taking out a full-page advert in the Los Angeles Times, which simply read: “Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome.”
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Zlatan said:
“I want to accomplish as much as possible. Wherever I’ve gone, I’ve won. It’s no secret.
“I’ve [played] at many clubs, I’ve [played] at the best clubs in the world, different countries and I’ve won. I’m coming with this objective, I come to win. I want to win.
“It is in my DNA that I’m winning my trophies, it’s no luck. No special moment, it’s just me.
“Hopefully I bring it with me for the next challenge, it will not change anything. Different place, same Zlatan.”
The MLS season got underway on March 3, but when Zlatan will make his debut is not yet known as he continues his recovery.