The Swede revealed his decision on Instagram - where the 38-year-old posted a photo where he stands on a rock with his arms outstretched, looking out over Los Angeles - with the text:
"I came I saw I conquered. Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again. To Galaxy fans: You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. Here you go. The story goes on ... now you can go back to watching baseball. ""Hope"
At the same time, the talk, the writings about Ibrahimovic's possible move back to Italian Serie A became increasingly hot.
A reputation that some in the national team want to sue.
- It is clear that I hope he will come there because it would raise the league, it would raise interest from all over the world and the spotlight on Serie A. I hope he will come back, says Sampdoria's Albin Ekdal.
- They write about it every day in every newspaper, so it's clear that it's a hot topic there. I hope there is some truth to it but with Zlatan you never know what he will decide.
If there is a move back to Italy, Milan is a most likely club, Ekdal believes.
- Milan feels most natural. I have a hard time seeing him go to Bologna. If I had to "beta" would say Milan."The league is strengthened"
Cagliari goalkeeper Robin Olsen:
- Serie A is a very strong league and I'm not saying that just because I play there myself. I think more people can agree that it has become stronger in recent years.
What would it mean if Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Italy?
- It means very much. If you get the best players to the league, it is strengthened even more. This applies to all top players.
- We'll see. You can never know with Zlatan. I hope he continues to play football and shows how good he is as a football player. Italy is the closest. He liked it quite well in Italy so it wouldn't be very surprising, he says.