LA Galaxy are looking to make an offer for Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to lure him to the MLS.
The Swede arrived in Manchester earlier this season, and has already proven his mettle in England, having bagged 26 goals and 5 assists in all competitions so far. His performances have convinced United boss Jose Mourinho to hold on to him for yet another campaign, but Zlatan’s future at the Old Trafford outfit still remains in doubt.
Mourinho seems to be almost confident that the 35-year-old will extend his stay with the Premier League powerhouse, although the player himself has refused to confirm anything just yet. And amid speculation surrounding his future, a new club has emerged as an interested party in the star striker’s services.
According to BBC, MLS outfit LA Galaxy are looking to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the upcoming summer, and are even ready to offer the Swede a bumper contract which will make him the highest paid player in the entire league. That would mean an annual salary that trumps what Orlando City currently offer Ricardo Kaka – $7.167m (£5.89m).
The Los Angeles-based club believes Zlatan could make the same impact in the MLS as David Beckham did back when he arrived to the United States in 2007.
Ibrahimovic has previously expressed his desire to play in the Major Soccer League as well, by stating: “It’s a huge option for me. For the football and everything else. I can see myself conquering the U.S. as I have with Europe.
“Lots of people stay in one place throughout their career, but I’ve travelled around like Napoleon, and conquered every new country where I’ve sat foot. So perhaps I should do what Napoleon didn’t and cross the Atlantic and conquer the States as well.”
But with Mourinho still adamant on keeping his man, and with Zlatan himself scoring frequently in Europe still, the move may quite possibly fail to take place this summer.