Los Angeles (AP) - Sweden's football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the Los Angeles Galaxy after two seasons. Both sides announced the already expected separation.
The Swedish superstar scored 56 goals in 52 games in the US professional league MLS after joining Galaxy in March 2018. However, the team from the West Coast won with him only one playoff game. Also the title as most valuable player of the MLS (MVP) missed Ibrahimovic in this year. This title went to the Mexican Carlos Vela from local rivals Los Angeles FC, who scored 34 goals with a record.
After defeat in the playoff quarter-final against city rivals Los Angeles FC, Ibrahimovic said it was too early to talk about his next plans. Most recently he had been associated with Italian clubs: the SSC Napoli signaled interest, even at Bologna, there should be a desire to oblige the eccentric striker.
A good decade ago, Ibrahimovic stood in Spain alongside Lionel Messi for a season in the squad of FC Barcelona, but where he repeatedly infected with successful coach Pep Guardiola. In the wake of the anger with the coach, he eventually moved back to the Italian Serie A.
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