LA Galaxy release lion video to confirm deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for LA Galaxy, the Major League Soccer club have announced.

The 36-year-old had his contract terminated by Manchester United on Thursday ahead of his move to America.

Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals in 53 games for the Premier League side but did not play any part for them in 2018.

LA Galaxy confirmed his arrival on Friday afternoon, with a video including the Swedish striker and a lion.

Ibrahimovic often referred to himself as a ‘lion’ during his United career.

“Adding one of the finest goal scorers in this sport’s history to our roster will tremendously help our club in the hunt for a sixth MLS Cup,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid.

“As one of the winningest players of all time, we believe he’ll have a very positive impact on our team. We are confident that Zlatan can be one of the most dangerous strikers in our league and we are excited to integrate him into our club.”

Ibrahimovic was released last summer after a fine first season at Old Trafford ended in a serious knee injury, only to be rewarded with a new contract until the end of the 2017-18 season in August last year.

Ibrahimovic returned for United in November after recovering from surgery to repair his ruptured cruciate ligament.

But his last game was on Boxing Day, when he was substituted at half-time of the 2-2 draw at home to Burnley.

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January and the form of Romelu Lukaku have made it more difficult for Ibrahimovic to regain his place and, with question marks over his fitness and his contract ticking down, a move was deemed best for all parties.

 

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