‘Sexy signings’ club close in after Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘conversations’

Date published: Friday 10th March 2017 7:29

Los Angeles Galaxy have had “conversations” with Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a summer move, according to the Major League Soccer club’s former general manager Alexi Lalas.

Ibrahimovic has been in fine form since arriving at Old Trafford on a free transfer from Paris St Germain at the start of the season, notching 26 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.

The 35-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, failed to add to his tally in the Europa League clash with Rostov on Thursday night but Lalas believes a switch to America may appeal to the Swede.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Lalas, who left the Galaxy in 2014, 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.”

Reports in the United States suggest the Galaxy would be willing to make Ibrahimovic the highest-paid player in MLS history.

“The pitch to Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not just that you get to come to Major League Soccer and they will pay you a lot of money,” added Lalas.

“It is also that you get to expand that brand in a market that continues to get bigger and bigger.

“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.”

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