Ibrahimovic to join LA Galaxy from United

Ibrahimovic to join LA Galaxy from United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is ready to win silverware with Los Angeles Galaxy after the LA Times confirmed his move to the MLS club from Manchester United.

The advert, in which Ibrahimovic was pictured in the white Galaxy kit, carried a message from the 36-year-old saying "Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome".

He becomes the latest high-profile player to move to the MLS in the latter part of his career -- following the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard.

Former England captain Beckham won the MLS Cup twice after joining Galaxy in 2007 and became an iconic figure for the growth of the game in a country hooked on more traditional American sports like NFL and baseball.

Ibrahimovic, while in the latter stages of a glittering career, could have a similar impact.

The Swede left United on Thursday when the Premier League club agreed to terminate his contract and said the move is about writing another chapter in a storied career in which he won league titles in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

"After being in Europe, winning 33 trophies, playing in the best teams in the world, playing with the best players in the world, I wanted to come to the U.S. and play my game there," Ibrahimovic said in an interview in the LA Times.

"I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win. And I chose the Galaxy to do that."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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