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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to MLS Los Angeles FC
- Updated: April 21, 2017
New MLS franchise Los Angeles FC will offer $6.4 million to Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Manchester, England -New expansion team Los Angeles FC are ready to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic $6.4 million to join the franchise. Additionally, the contract will include an immediate loan back to Manchester United next season. The Daily Mail reported.
Ibrahimovic’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season. Furthermore, he has yet to clear what his future tells. LAFC hope to make the Swedish superstar their marquee signing before they begin their debut season in MLS next March.
While the 35-year-old will not be short of offers, Los Angeles contract clause may be the unique selling point for the striker. This, however, has been something that has been done with other big-named stars in MLS. For example, David Beckham played for AC Milan and then LA Galaxy in 2009 and 2010.
LAFC owner Tom Penn said recently: ‘We have spoken about the desire for a player of global stature. We want a player who is passionate about becoming the first LAFC legend.
‘They will likely be loaned back so that they can continue to play soccer in Europe.’
The big-name signings in MLS have been a trend since Beckham, and it dates back to the North American Soccer League (NASL). Frank Lampard earned a similar amount while he played with New York City. In a like manner, Steven Gerrard was paid a similar amount with LA Galaxy. Brazilian Kaka was the highest paid player with an amount of $7.17 million.