"I came, I saw, I won": that's how the 38-year-old Swedish striker announced his departure from the US championship in which he has yet won no title in two years.
Two seasons – without a trophy – and then goes: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, announced his departure from Los Angeles Galaxy, Wednesday, November 13, on his Twitter account, in his unique style.
"I came, I saw, I won. Thank you @lagalaxy for bringing me back to life. For Galaxy fans, you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You're welcome. The story continues … Now go back to baseball »
I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted to Zl … https://t.co/D7VRN5yDjO
The Swedish striker has, however, nothing indicated on his next destination, nor a possible sports retreat.
A few minutes later, the Californian club has soberly confirmed the information on its website. "The club and the player have agreed to separate. We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to LA Galaxy and the MLS (American Football League) "said his former president Chris Klein.
"Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has had a positive influence on football in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the football community in North America as a whole. "added the leader.
Most popular player in the MLS, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, by his only presence in a league scooped by his caliber and thanks to a number of exploits on American lawns, did not manage to bring the Galaxy back to the heights. in two years. The club remains the most successful of this championship with five awards (the last in 2014).
53 goals in 58 matches
Despite 22 goals in 27 games in his first year in 2018, his club did not qualify for the playoffs. Failed repaired this year, but with the end finally a elimination in the semifinals of conference west, against the other club of Los Angeles, the LAFC (5-3) of the Mexican Carlos Vela, who stole the show when finishing in front of him, both MVP (Most Valuable Player) and top scorer of the regular season (34 goals against 30).
Finally, "Ibra", who was at the end of the contract with the Galaxy, draws a very honorable assessment of his passage in the United States, since he scored 53 goals and issued 18 assists in 58 games in the US championship.
For the time being, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been the subject of many rumors, including those broadcast by several Italian media, who see him return for a six-month stint at AC Milan, with which he won. the Serie A in 2010-2011, even play for Bologna.