LA Galaxy have had “conversations” with Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, over a summer move, the Major League Soccer club’s former general manager Alexi Lalas has revealed.
The 35-year old Swede has been the standout performer for United this season, scoring 26 goals in all copetitions.
Ibrahimovic signed a one-year contract with United which is set to expire in the Summer and a move to America has made fresh news in the past few days, following reports that MLS club, LA Galaxy is interested in courting the big centre forward away from Old Trafford.
Lalas, who left LA Galaxy in 2014 said to BBC Radio Five Live: “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.
“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.
“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.”
Should Ibrahimovic be interested in a move to Galaxy, he would be the highest-paid player in MLS history.