Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new contract with LA Galaxy for the 2019 MLS season as a Designated Player the club has announced
The 37-year-old had been linked with a move back to Europe with former club AC Milan but has now put an end to speculation about his future by penning a new deal.
“There was a lot of talks, a lot of rumours, a lot of whispers around but actually I never left,’ Ibrahimovic said in a video posted on the club’s Twitter
“I stayed here and like I said, I’m not finished yet with the MLS. I started good, I did good but I’m still not satisfied for the outcome.”
“I have things still to do, I see my first year as warming up and the second year will be different, a big difference because now I know the league, I know my opponents more.
“Even if they know me since day one, I know them more so I know how to handle it better now. I know what more I need to do and I know my team more.”
“Physically I feel better. The first year was a warming up, the second year I come to finish.”
LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese expressed his delight at retaining the former Juventus and Barcelona player in a statement on the club’s official website.
“We are very pleased to sign Zlatan to a new contract that will see him return for the 2019 season.
“He showed his value last season and we look forward to him representing our club next year. With Zlatan returning, we will continue to improve our team in advance of the season.”
Ibrahimovic scored 22 goals in 27 MLS appearances for the Galaxy after joining the club from Manchester United in March.
In his first season in America, Galaxy finished seventh in the Western Conference season, narrowly missing out on a play-off spot.
The new MLS campaign is due to begin in March and Ibrahimovic will once again be among the headline acts on display.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.