It’s official. To the surprise of no one, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving LA Galaxy after two seasons.
No go back and watch baseballs, LA:
I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy 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 pic.twitter.com/kkL6B6dJBr
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 13, 2019
Ibra leaves LA with 52 goals in 56 games and one playoff win. He leaves MLS a little less interesting, as well.
Zlatan’s time in LA has come to an end.
He has been nothing short of entertaining during his Galaxy career 🍿 pic.twitter.com/hK7BXjUEXC
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 13, 2019
Odds on Zlatan’s next club
Pulling from a few sites, the leaders to land Zlatan mostly include Serie A sides (where he enjoyed a long run of success) and some La Liga blue chippers (where we don’t think he’ll land).
The most smoke is coming from AC Milan and Napoli. Those would be our leading contenders. Manchester United should give him a look. However, a move back to Old Trafford seems less and less likely.
As for Real Madrid and Barcelona, neither makes any sense. Those teams are listed solely because of their popularity and likelihood to draw wagers. If Barca is having problems integrating Antoine Griezmann then how will they be able to manage Zlatan? And given the combustibility of RM on a week-to-week basic, as well as the high-level of performance by Karim Benzema, Los Blancos will likely take a hard pass on Ibra.