Manchester United confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract termination as LA Galaxy deals draw closer.
The Red Devils announced the news via a short statement on their official website.
‘Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,’ it reads.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.’
The Swede is now expected to join LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
The 36-year-old had not played for Jose Mourinho’s side since their draw with Burnley on Boxing Day last year.
Ibrahimovic, who joined the club on a free from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, had four months left on his current deal.
The forward is expected to join LA Galaxy, with whom he has been heavily linked for some time. In so doing, he will follow the likes of Robbie Keane and David Beckham to California.
Ibrahimovic is determined to prolong his professional career, despite only returning from a serious knee injury this season.
During his spell at Old Trafford, he scored 29 goals in 53 games and helped United secure the League Cup and Europa League in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge.
Ibrahimovic initially joined United on a one-year deal. But so impressive was his first season that Mourinho opted to extend his contract for another 12 months.
Following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku in the summer, however, the striker has seen his first-team opportunities limited – even since recovering from his knee problem.
He is not looking to hang up his boots yet, though, and he has not ruled out ending his international retirement to play at this summer’s World Cup for Sweden.