Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović is leaving Manchester United for the L.A. Galaxy.
The news first was reported on Twitter by Los Angeles Times reporter Kevin Baxter, and later confirmed by multiple news outlets. The deal is set to be announced Friday.
— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) March 22, 2018
Ibrahimović signed a contract “through the end of the 2019 season that will pay him $1.5 million per year, the maximum allowed for a contract using Targeted Allocation Money,” according to Sports Illustrated.
The striker, who has been dealing with a knee injury, made few appearances for Manchester United this season. His contract expires in June.
Ibrahimović joined Manchester United in 2016 from Paris Saint-Germain. He scored 28 goals in 46 appearances during his first season before suffering a knee injury early last year. He has 29 total goals in 53 appearances, his last being Dec. 26, when he substituted off during halftime of a match against Burnley.
SI: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a 2-year, $3 million deal with LA Galaxy on a TAM contract. Could be in the Galaxy squad for its March 31 rivalry game vs LAFC on big FOX https://t.co/BiTijMQ6jf
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 22, 2018