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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has mutually parted ways with LA Galaxy, but has vowed to his fans that “the story continues”.
The Swedish striker will end a two-year spell at the MLS club when his contract expires in December.
Ibrahimovic scored 52 goals in 53 starts for Galaxy after leaving Manchester United in March 2018, but his final match ended in defeat to Los Angeles FC in the MLS Cup playoffs conference semi-finals.
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
However, Ibrahimovic has taken to Twitter to thank Galaxy fans for making him “feel alive” and ensure his followers his “story continues”.
The 38-year-old finished his post by joking: “Now go back to watch baseball.”
LA Galaxy President Chris Klein said: “We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer.
Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion.
“We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole.”
Despite Ibrahimovic’s incredible goal tally, Galaxy won just one playoff game during his tenure and he missed out on the MLS MVP award this year to LAFC’s Carlos Vela, who scored an MLS-record 34 goals.