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Ibrahimovic on the verge of LA Galaxy move after leaving Man United

The Swedish striker has departed the Premier League club, and a deal to join MLS looks imminent.

Zlatan hasn't played since St Stephen's Day.
Zlatan hasn't played since St Stephen's Day.
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Updated at 17.46

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC’S TIME at Manchester United has come to an end today and a move to Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy appears to be close.

Ibrahimovic, whose contract was due to expire in June, has made just seven appearances for United this season on his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

This evening, a short statement from the club has confirmed his departure 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,” it reads.

The Galaxy have a history of luring ageing stars to America with David Beckham, Steven Gerard and Robbie Keane among those to have made the move to Los Angeles.

Ibrahimovic, 36, hasn’t featured at all for Jose Mourinho’s side since being substituted at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Burnley on 26 December.

The Swede scored 28 goals in 46 appearances during a stunning first season in England before tearing knee ligaments in a Europa League tie against Anderlecht in April.

His form was rewarded with an extension of his contract for a second season, but the £75 million signing of Romelu Lukaku saw him slip down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

© – AFP 2018

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