November 14 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will leave LA Galaxy after two seasons in the MLS. The Swede has been linked with a return to Serie A.
Zlatan’s contract in Los Angeles will expire in December and in typical melodramatic style, echoing Julius Caesar in a tweet saying: “I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues … now go back to watch baseball.”
Ibrahimovic scored 52 goals in 56 games for Galaxy after leaving Manchester United in March 2018, but his final match ended in defeat with Galaxy losing to Los Angeles FC in the MLS Cup play-offs conference semi-finals.
“We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer,” said LA Galaxy’s president Chris Klein. “Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole.”
Before moving to the MLS, the forward played for Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Manchester United and Paris St Germain. He has been rumoured to be considering a move back to Italy with Milan or Bologna.
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