Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Ex-Manchester United striker interests MLS duo

Now recuperating from a serious knee injury, there has also been talk that Manchester United could offer him a new deal if he can recover in time for January.

And Ibrahimovic's future could be resolved soon after the Swedish star was quoted as telling photographers: "There will be a very big announcement soon, it will be huge".

The veteran striker is expected to recover in time for the start of the MLS pre-season in January next year.

Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo has refused to comment on rumours that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be heading for the MLS outfit this summer. Asked if they had room for a marquee player, he said: "Absolutely".

It is understood they have not changed their view of the player, who scored 28 goals in his debut season for United before rupturing his cruciate knee ligaments against Anderlecht in April. MLS clubs are allowed a maximum of three players whose wages exceed the club's salary cap, but those positions are now occupied by Romain Alessandrini, Giovani dos Santos and Jelle van Damme.

During his only season with United, according to Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, Ibrahimovic earned a basic wage of £367,640-per-week and was also entitled to a goal bonus worth £2.86m.

With a new centre-back and a new star forward signed for a combined total of around £100 million, the Red Devils have strengthened in key areas and Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku should clearly improve the side despite the departures of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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