Zlatan Ibrahimovic is all set to reject Manchester United’s contract extension and sign for LA Galaxy, according to the latest reports from the US.
The MLS club are keen to snap up the Red Devils ace, with agent Mino Raiola travelling to the States last month to discuss a potential move. The giant Swede’s current contract at Old Trafford runs out at the end of the season, and he is rumoured to be weighing up his options.
And now, Fox Deportes in the States have almost confirmed that the 35-year-old striker will join the Los Angeles outfit this summer.
They went as far as to mock up a rather convincing image of Ibrahimovic in the white Galaxy shirt to tempt tongues wagging.
Having last signed Steven Gerrard from Liverpool, Galaxy are looking for a marquee name for one of the most glamorous clubs in the Major League Soccer.
But Ibrahimovic’s £260,000-a-week wages seems to be the main problem for the American franchise. And a deal would all depend on whether Ibrahimovic – who has netted 26 goals this season – has decided if he has achieved everything in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho last week let slip what many claimed to be a veiled comment in a press meet, referencing Galaxy when questioned if summer targets may want to go to more glamorous cities than Manchester.
He said: “If a player wants to move to London, enjoy London — we don’t want you. If the first thing you think is where you’re going to live, well, think Los Angeles.
“Galaxy would be the first choice and then Vitoria Setubal, go to the beach every day. There are beautiful places to live and to play. We want people who are really engaged with the first contact.”