After parting ways with the English club Manchester United, talks of Zlatan Ibrahimovic heading to the LA Galaxy have picked up steam.
If you are a fan of soccer, or as most call it, football, then you are a fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic has become much more than an outstanding player, he has become a social icon. Now, after a one-year tenure at Manchester United, the Swedish star seems set in heading to the United States to play for the LA Galaxy.
Zlatan heading to the LA Galaxy has been a move that is seemingly a long time coming. Back in March, reports circulated that the Galaxy had already come to agreements with the Manchester United forward, but club officials denied any ties or any agreement.
Now, coming on the tail end of his release from Manchester United, many reports are coming out that Ibrahimovic has already made up his mind on a move to the LA Galaxy.
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Back in April Ibrahimovic suffered a pretty serious knee injury that would leave him out for the better part of a year. This injury would cause Ibrahimovic to miss nearly the entire 2017-18 Premier League season, causing Manchester United to cut talks of a contract extension. Zlatan made around a quarter of a million dollars a week while playing in Manchester.
Ibrahimovic had departed from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester before the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Joining other transfer acquisitions Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, this Manchester team was set for great things. However, despite Zlatan scoring 17 times in league play, the club failed to qualify for the Champions League, finishing seventh.
Now, Zlatan seems set to join the MLS at the tail end of his career. Much like David Beckham, Kaka, Steven Gerrard, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ibrahimovic is likely heading to the MLS due to its reduced intensity and talent. This would allow Ibrahimovic to extend his career longer than he could have in Europe.
With Zlatan slated to return sometime next March or April, he will be just in time for the 2018 MLS season. The MLS runs from March to October, giving Ibrahimovic a nice change of pace, playing in the nice Los Angeles sun in summer rather than the bitter winter in Europe.
Overall, whether or not he succeeds, Ibrahimovic would become not only the biggest star on the LA Galaxy but the biggest star in the MLS. Many United States soccer fans have been awaiting this move, and now, it finally seems to be coming to fruition.