American Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose Manchester United contract was terminated on Thursday.
“The LA Galaxy announced today that forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has joined the club,” Galaxy announced on their official website on Friday.
“Swedish striker joins the five-time MLS Cup champions after a decorated career internationally and throughout Europe, where he has starred for Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and his native Sweden while accumulating over 450 goals for club and country.
“Ibrahimović was added to the LA Galaxy roster using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), will occupy an International roster spot and will officially join the roster pending receipt of a P1 Visa and ITC.”
Ibrahimovic, 36, said: “Coming to play in the United States, it is only fitting for me to join the most successful team in Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy.
“I am excited to join a club with a winning legacy that has embodied soccer in Los Angeles for over 20 years. I would like to thank everyone at the club for making it possible to play for the LA Galaxy. I am looking forward to joining my teammates, playing at StubHub Center in front of our fans and helping our team compete this season.”
“The LA Galaxy are a club that have always attracted the biggest names and the most talented players in the world,” said AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman. “Zlatan’s signing is evidence of AEG’s and LA Galaxy’s persistent, global pursuit of top athletes that lift the profile of our club, our league and our sport in this country. As the most successful club in Major League Soccer history, the LA Galaxy are the perfect fit for one of the most decorated soccer players in the sport’s history.”