Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he would be moving to LA Galaxy, after terminating his Manchester United contract
Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced the move in a way only he could.
Ibrahimovic took out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, simply stating: “Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome.”
The newspaper also featured the first photograph of Zlatan in a Galaxy shirt, ahead of the official club announcement expected to come later on Friday.
He also told the Times that if Los Angeles is not big enough to contain his personality, “I’ll make it bigger.”
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,”
“I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win. And I chose the Galaxy to do that.”
Dan Beckerman, the president of entertainment giant AEG, the Galaxy’s parent organisation, said Ibrahimovic would become one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood city.
“He’s giving up a lot to come here,” Beckerman told the LA Times. He’s made it clear he’s coming here to win championships. It’s not about the money.
“L.A. is a place for stars, and he’s going to be one of the brightest stars that’s ever played in this market. In any sport.”