Los Angeles (AFP)
Two seasons - no title - and then goes: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, announced his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday on his Twitter account, but not yet his retirement or his next eventual destination.
"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, please, the story goes on ... Now, come back to baseball, "tweeted the Swedish star in his inimitable style.
The most popular player in the MLS, with his only presence in a league barely equipped with his caliber and thanks to a number of exploits on American lawns, Zlatan did not succeed in bringing the Galaxy to the heights in two years. The club remains the most successful of this championship (5 awards in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014).
Despite 29 goals scored in as many games in his first year in 2018, his club did not qualify for play-offs.
Things repaired this year, but with an elimination in the semifinals of the Western Conference, against the LA (5-3) of the Mexican Carlos Vela, who stole the show by finishing top scorer of the regular season in front of him ( 34 goals against 30).
In the end, "Ibra" has a very honorable record of his passage in the United States, having scored 54 goals and delivered 17 assists in 58 games.
Little known about his immediate future, Zlatan is the subject of many rumors, including those conveyed by several Italian media who see him come back for a six-month stint at AC Milan, with which he won the Serie A in 2010-2011, even play for Bologna.
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