Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seemingly called time on his LA Galaxy career in a post thanking the MLS club’s fans for making him feel ‘alive again’, although doing so in typical Zlatan fashion.
The Swedish striker spent two years with the club after departing Manchester United, scoring an immense 53 goals in 58 outings for the American side.
His contract is due to expire later this month, with rumours circulating about a potential return to Europe bubbling to the surface, while there were also faint cries of staying on with the Galaxy for another season.
That can now be put to bed, however, with the 38-year-old penning a short, but sweet, goodbye message on his Instagram page, thanking the club’s fans for the way they treated him, while also (obviously) hinting that his departure will mean the division will lose its allure.
He said: “I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues…Now go back to watch baseball.”
Where Zlatan will go from here is still undecided, but the suggestions of a return to Italy have been gathering momentum in recent weeks, with it thought that the striker still has the capabilities to cut it in Serie A.
The likes of SSC Napoli, Bologna and AC Milan have been touted, while unsubstantiated and highly unlikely rumours of a sensational United return appear wide of the mark.
An evergreen voyager who has played across Europe in his career, Zlatan recently had a statue of himself erected in his hometown of Malmö, such has been his influence on his native Sweden and beyond.
Having turned out for the likes of Barcelona, Inter, Ajax and Paris Saint-Germain in a career that has seen him score 474 goals across 788 senior outings, his next move could very well be his last as the winter window opens its doors in January.