It's official: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no longer a Manchester United player.
Sadly, the eccentric Swede just hasn't been the same since his ACL injury against Anderlecht last March and an attempted return to action at Old Trafford just never worked out. His one-year contract extension in the summer proved a bridge too far, even for Ibrahimovic.
Nevertheless, the 36-year-old can look back on his time in the Premier League fondly with a brilliant debut season that reaped 28 goals, three trophies and silenced the doubters.
Ibrahimovic has certainly earned a wind down to his career, too, having played at the top level for nearly 15 years with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.
The next chapter in his illustrious career lies stateside and with LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic secures his move to the MLS
The MLS club have a history of buying legendary players as they head towards retirement with David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane all starring at the StubHub Center.
It looks like Ibrahimovic's Californian adventure will be his final fling in the professional game, but his boundless talent should take to the MLS brilliantly.
And the 36-year-old has already started life at the club in typical Zlatan fashion with some fantastic quotes and a brilliant publicity stunt to stir excitement.
Ibrahimovic announces his arrival in brilliant fashion
Ibrahimovic was asked if Los Angeles was big enough to handle his personality to which he replied: “If it’s not, i’ll make it bigger.”
Superb, but it didn't end there. Ibrahimovic only went and bought a full page advert in Friday's LA Times to announce his rival and in typical fashion.
Check out the pictures below:
Ibrahimovic had a page-sized photo of himself in the Galaxy jersey as well as the message: 'Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome.' He couldn't have made it more Zlatan if he tried.
The MLS side will be overjoyed to have one of the biggest names in football at their club and there's every reason to suggest it's a match made in heaven.
The only regret might be that Ibrahimovic didn't make this move in the summer as opposed to now.
His final months at United were a sad conclusion to what had been a brilliant final hoorah in a top five European league. A summer departure would have provided the perfect conclusion to his spell in the Premier League and with three trophies under his arm.
A final spell in California, however, looks set to give him the fairytale ending he deserves.
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