Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rumoured to Join MLS, LA Galaxy After Man United Release

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 24: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United and Eric Bailly of Manchester United take a selfie photograph with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final match between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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Former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reportedly join MLS club LA Galaxy on a free transfer once he recovers from a knee ligament injury.

That's according to Marca's Jose Felix Diaz, who reported on Saturday the Sweden international agreed to the move back in March. However, Jeff Carlisle of ESPN reported a Galaxy source told him the report is "inaccurate" and that the team isn't pursuing Ibrahimovic "at present."

United chose not to extend the veteran striker's contract for the 2017-18 season, ending his one-year run in the Premier League. Even at the age of 35, he showed he has plenty in the tank, scoring a team-leading 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions.

He missed out on the UEFA Europa League final versus Ajax with the injury, which he suffered while facing Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-final, and it would have left him out of the running for pre-season in Europe as well. The next MLS season doesn't start until the spring of 2018, giving the Swede ample time to recover.

Ibrahimovic has long been linked with a move to the United States, with the LA Galaxy seen as the favourites for his signature. 

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