Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never shied away from the spotlight, so it is fitting that the outspoken Swede should choose Hollywood as the likely final chapter of a glittering career.
The former Sweden worldwide has since announced his move to LA Galaxy in true character, taking out a full-page advert in the LA Times, which stated only: "Dear Los Angeles, You're welcome".
Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic after signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
In a career at many of Europe's leading clubs Ibrahimovic won league titles with Inter Milan and AC Milan, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain before linking up with his former Inter coach Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Manager Jose Mourinho has not used him since a Premier League match against Burnley on December 26.
The 36-year-old striker scored 29 goals in 53 games for United, but has played only seven times since damaging his cruciate ligament last April. A video released by the LA Galaxy shows Ibrahimovic in the Major League Soccer club's jersey saying, "Welcome to Zlatan!".
Ibrahimovic signed off by seemingly confirming his squad number at LA Galaxy, suggesting that he will return to the No. 9 shirt that he'd worn for the Red Devils until the arrival of Romelu Lukaku last summer.
Ibrahimovic had endured a tumultuous 2017 at the Old Trafford club.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Ibrahimovic is taking a huge pay cut in order to make the move, as he said to have signed a contract paying $3 million (€2.4 million) over two years. I'm not there for something else.
The spread, which is entirely blank apart from the phrase "Dear Los Angeles, You're welcome", accompanied by the player's signature and the club crest, comes less than 24 hours after Sky Sports first reported news of the switch.
Glamour quotient of U.S. club LA Galaxy goes up a few notches as Ibra bids adieu to Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never shied away from the spotlight, so it is fitting that the outspoken Swede should choose Hollywood as the likely final chapter of a glittering career.