Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy after the Swede’s Manchester United contract was terminated.
Ibrahimovic hasn’t played since December after he aggravated a knee injury and the decision was made today to allow him to leave the club.
According to Sports Illustrated, the 36-year-old will sign a two-year, $3 million contract to join LA Galaxy in MLS.
He could be in the squad to face rivals Los Angeles FC on March 31.
It’s a sad ending to Ibrahimovic’s brief career at Old Trafford but Man United fans won’t forget what he achieved last season.
He netted 28 goals as Man United won the League Cup and Europa League and a season-ending knee injury was a disappointing way to end the campaign.
Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to confirm the news of his departure, writing: "Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history. #foreverred”.
Eric Bailly left a hilarious comment on Zlatan's post
Marcus Rashford posted a class tweet in response to the news.
“Helped me become a better player for years to come @Ibra_official all the best ⚽,” the 20-year-old wrote on Twitter.
Defender Eric Bailly, however, wasn’t quite so classy.
The Ivory Coast defender had just two words for his former teammate: “F*** offfffff”.
Seems like Bailly is devastated with the news.
Football fans spotted the centre-back's message and took to Twitter to have a laugh.
Ibrahimovic moves to MLS
Ibrahimovic’s Man United career was effectively over when he suffered serious ligament damage in his right knee in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht last season.
It was a huge surprise to see him return this year but it may have been too early for the Swede.
He received some class messages of support from Man United fans, many of whom are upset with how it’s ended.
Ibrahimovic will join an LA Galaxy team that currently features Ashley Cole and Giovani dos Santos.
The MLS outfit are currently ninth in the Western Conference through two matches and Ibrahimovic’s arrival will be a huge boost to the club.
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