Drafting Sports (USA), Nov. 13.- The Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced this Wednesday through social networks that he left the Galaxy of Los Angeles, team of the Professional Football League of the United States (MLS) in the who militated during the past two seasons.
Ibrahimovic also said that both sides had reached a mutual agreement not to continue next season with the Angelian team.
In his characteristic exhibitionist style, the Swedish star tweeted a message thanking the angel club for the opportunity he had given him as a player in MLS, saying: “You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan.”
“I came, I saw, I won. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. For the Galaxy fans, you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You’re welcome. The story continues … Now he sees baseball again.”
The message could not be more bleak for the image of the MLS with the advice of Ibrahimovic to imply that without his presence the league would no longer have any interest.
For its part, the Galaxy also issued a statement shortly after Ibrahimovic announced his departure, thanking the 38-year-old “for his contributions to the franchise and the MLS.”
“Since its arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of football 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 football community in North America in general, “said LA Galaxy president Chris Klein.
Ibrahimovic scored 52 goals and 17 assists in 53 games he played as a starter with the LA Galaxy and it could be said that he became the player who offered the greatest football show every time he was on the field.
The Swedish international signed with the Galaxy in 2018 and in his debut he got two spectacular goals that allowed his team to come back to his neighboring LAFC rival who won 4-3.
Ibrahimovic was twice selected to be part of the MLS Best XI and won the MLS Rookie of the Year award in 2018.
His work with the Galaxy left him a salary of $ 7.2 million last season after having earned only 1.5 in 2018.
But the Galaxy won just one playoff game during their stay and lost the MLS MVP award this year to Mexican striker Carlos Vela of the LAFC, who scored 34 goals, an MLS record, against 30 of Ibrahimovic, who finished second in the list for the Golden Booty.
Sweden’s former international previously played for Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Milan, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Ajax and Malmo.
As for his professional future, Ibrahimovic could have on the table the options of returning to Italian football of the first division, the Perth Glory FC team of Australia, the Flamengo of Brazil or the Boca Juniors of Argentina.