Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in talks with MLS side LA Galaxy about a potential move in the summer, according to the club’s former general manager Alexi Lalas.
The Swedish star has been in scintillating form for the Red Devils this term after joining on a free from French champions Paris Saint-Germain last summer, netting 26 goals in all competitions, 15 of which have come in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old initially signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford with the option of a further year, although he has yet to agree to staying in Manchester beyond the summer, and he has unsurprisingly been linked with a move away from England such has been his incredible form.
And one club with an interest in Ibrahimovic is LA Galaxy, with their former general manager Lalas telling BBC Radio 5Live that there has been contact with the forward over a move to the United States.
He said: ‘There have been conversations and, I think, a relationship for some time regarding this possible move.
‘The Galaxy are Major League Soccer’s ‘super club’. They do big, bold things. They have sexy signings, that’s what they have built themselves as, that’s what they sell themselves as, and this type of signing would fall right into play with that.
‘I think they do have a chance (of signing Ibrahimovic). Whether it’s this summer or maybe a year from now I still think there is going to be an interest.’
With Juan Mata United’s next top-scorer with nine this season, it’s clear how reliant the Red Devils are on Ibrahimovic’s goals, so tying him down to a new deal must of huge importance to manager Jose Mourinho.
Nonetheless, it still remains to be seen where the Swedish striker will be playing his football next season.