His days with the LA Galaxy are over. Zlatan Ibrahimovic took it to Twitter to announce that he is out of Major League Soccer.
On Wednesday, the superstar made the announcement through a tweet. Of course, in a very Zlatan way, the Swede star thanked the team before saying "you're welcome" to the fans who has not even thanked him yet. He then mockingly told LA fans to watch baseball again, perhaps suggesting that MLS is no longer watchable without him.
I came, I saw, I conquered. 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 pic.twitter.com/kkL6B6dJBr — Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 13, 2019
The representatives from LA Galaxy confirmed, moments after Zlatan's announcement, that the star striker is indeed leaving the league. The decision was mutually accepted. According to insider sources of CBS Sports, his next stop will be Europe.
Manchester United was in the market for another forward and was reportedly interested at first to bring Ibra back before deciding against it. According to a report by Sky Sports, Manchester United will not be making an offer to the superstar when the January transfer window open.
Interestingly, Zlatan leaving the MLS came with little surprise. His status with the league has been up in the air for quite some time now, as Ibra and his agent Mino Raiola have been signing one-year deals to keep their flexibility.
CBS Sports confirmed that several European clubs have expressed their interest to sign Zlatan into their team. Napoli and Bologna have reportedly shown great interest in bringing the veteran scorer to Italy and play in the Serie A again.
Moreover, A-League team Perth Glory also reportedly made a massive and rather ambitious bid to sign the striker.
"Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles," Galaxy President Chris Klein said in a statement to announce Ibra's departure. "We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made 52 goals, 17 assists and 53 starts for LA Galaxy in two seasons. Now, the world is waiting where he would be headed next.