Things are moving fast in the sports world, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is living proof of that. Just two days ago, Ibrahimovic was playing for Manchester United. His contract with the club wasn’t to expire until August 2018. However, Manchester United agreed to end his contract early. This Friday, the Swede joined LA Galaxy.
During his stay at Manchester United, Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals, won three trophies, and had 53 appearances. The 38-year-old’s next stop is the United States.
On Thursday, March 23rd, Manchester United released a statement about Ibrahimovic’s early departure from the club. According to the official announcement from the Old Trafford club, “Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect. Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.”
A farewell message from Zlatan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said goodbye to Manchester United on his Instagram account that has 30.7 million followers. Ibrahimovic said, “Great things also come to an end, and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United.” The Swede thanked his fans, club, coach, team, and staff for being by his side during his Manchester United journey.
But the internet thinks that the Serbian footballer, Nemanja Matic, sent the best farewell message to Ibrahimovic. Matic said, “Do not forget to take your left leg with you, even if you only use right one… Good luck for you and your lovely family. We will miss you.”
Ibrahimovic is eager to start a new chapter in his brilliant career. The betting sites all-time favourite, Zlatan entered his new club, Galaxy, with style. The Swedish striker took out a full-page ad in LA Times to announce his arrival at Galaxy. The ad said, “Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome.” Now, this is how a star joins a club, and how Ibrahimovic joins LA Galaxy.
As for Manchester United plans, the club already has some ideas about who could inherit, now vacant, Ibrahimovic’s number 10 shirt.