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02nd Feb 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola confirms striker is considering move to LA Galaxy

Mino Raiola was asked directly if Ibrahimovic will be leaving for LA

Simon Lloyd

Lions don’t get linked with moves to Los Angeles Galaxy like humans.

That doesn’t even make sense. Sorry.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time at Manchester United appears to be nearly up. Again.

The 36-year-old was temporarily released by United last year after his contract expired months after he’d ruptured knee ligaments. After concerns this might end his career, Ibrahimovic returned and signed a new short-term deal with United until the end of the current season.

After making his comeback in November, appearances have been limited for Ibrahimovic, who is now sidelined once again. He recently posted footage of himself doing altitude training on his Instagram page.

Yet again, rumours have resurfaced that Ibra might be set to join Los Angeles Galaxy over in Major League Soccer.

His agent, Mino Raiola, has now admitted that this is very much a possibility.

“I’m relaxed. He’s in good shape and has three or four months of time to decide what to do,” he told Italy’s Mediaset .

Directly asked about a move to LA Galaxy, Raiola simply replied: “If he wants to.”

Raiola’s comments come days after Jose Mourinho was asked about the speculation linking Ibrahimovic with a move to California. Though he admitted he’d had no indicatios from the player that he wanted to make such a move, the United manager left the door open to him leaving.

“Zlatan is in the last year of contract,” Mourinho said. “If – I’m saying ‘if’ – I repeat he’s said nothing about it to me.

“But if, if, if that is true and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country then I will give help and create conditions for that to happen to not make his life difficult.

“But I repeat the only thing Zlatan told – or the last thing Zlatan told me – was that he wants to recover totally and feel ready to help the team. That’s the last thing I heard from him.”