Ibrahimović departs MLS after two seasons
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović and the Los Angeles Galaxy have agreed to mutually part ways. He is expected to leave Major League Soccer as well with this move.
He played nearly two seasons with the Galaxy. He joined MLS in March 2018.
“I came, I saw, I conquered,” Ibrahimović said on Twitter. “Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues…Now go back to watch baseball.”
He had 52 goals in 53 starts with the Galaxy.
The two sides said after the season that they would talk about his future. But the sides agreed that it would be better to move on without each other.
There has been some rumors that he would elect to play overseas once again. He fueled rumors in October that he would be signing with La Liga a cryptic message that said he was coming back.
He previously played in the La Liga with FC Barcelona. Ibrahimović played with FC Barcelona from 2009 through 2011.
He was making a league-record $7.2 million for the 2019 season. Following the team’s loss to LAFC in the Western Conference semifinals, he hinted that he would not be coming back.