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Zlatan Ibrahimović signs with L.A. Galaxy, will leave Manchester United

Jul 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (10) reacts after scoring a goal against the Manchester United during the first half at Soldier Field. (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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.

Reports of a possible move to the Galaxy surfaced months ago. Earlier Thursday, ESPN reported that Ibrahimović, 36, played his last game for United and a move to MLS was imminent.

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. 




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