Is this really the end?
Having watched Zlatan Ibrahimovic dominate European football for the last 15 years it looks like we could be saying goodbye to the king of all mavericks once and for all.
No he’s not retiring but a move to the MLS is basically the same, whatever David Villa says.
Yes that’s right people, ESPN are reporting that Ibra is very close to agreeing a deal to move to LA Galaxy and leaving Man United.
It hasn’t quite worked out for United ever since he picked up that terrible knee injury last April on the way to winning the Europa League.
The club signed Romelu Lukaku as his replacement and Zlatan has made just seven appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
And at 36 it doesn’t look like the legendary front man will be able to get back to the level that saw him bang in 17 goals in 28 league games last year.
An ESPN reporter has claimed that the deal between the MLS franchise and Ibrahimovic is very close
Since United signed Alexis Sanchez further bolstering their attacking options, the Swede is facing even less game time.
The story claims that the talks between LA Galaxy and the player are the ‘furthest along they ever have been’.
From 40-yard bicycle kicks to outrageous backheel flicks we have seen Ibrahimovic treat top-level football as a personal playground for the past decade and a half.
You name a glamorous top flight across Europe and you can be pretty sure Zlatan will have played their.
The list includes; Juventus, AC Milan, Inter, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax and United.
It seems right that he could be following in the footsteps of another footballing hero David Beckham by moving to LA.