'Welcome to Zlatan': Ibrahimovic makes play for LA's heart

Andrija Novakovich and Eric Lichaj during USMNT training

Beckham and Ibrahimovic briefly played together at PSG and now the 36 year old has revealed that the former England captain advised him to move to the club.

However, because the Galaxy have already signed their designated players for the 2018 season, Ibrahimovic's salary will be limited to around $1.5 million according to the Sports Illustrated report.

The charismatic goalscorer had not played for United this season since featuring in a 2-2 draw against Burnley on December 26.

One major club trophy did elude him, though, as despite racking up league titles in four different countries, a move to America in the twilight of his career appears to end any ambition Ibrahimovic had to win the Champions League.

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at Manchester United two years ago, former United great Eric Cantona said "there can only be one king in Manchester", to which Ibra responded, "I'll be the God of Manchester".

"I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win, and I chose the Galaxy to do that".

Beckham and Ibrahimovic have a shared history of several clubs with both lining out for Paris Saint-Germain immediately after separate spells at AC Milan. "We are confident that Zlatan can be one of the most unsafe strikers in our league, and we are excited to integrate him into our club".

Rashford wrote on Twitter that Ibrahimovic "helped me become a better player for years to come", while Pogba wrote: "You'll be missed Lion, wish you all the best".

Ibrahimovic's move also should energize the Galaxy, who will mix him into coach Sigi Schmid's intriguing collection of global talent.

Ibrahimovic justified United's outlay when he scored 28 times in all competitions in his first season at Old Trafford.

Beckham signed a five-year contract to join LA Galaxy in the summer of 2007, worth a reported $6.5million a year. But the team is showing signs of promise under Schmid, the club's veteran German-American coach, and has opened the season 1-1-0.

Ibrahimovic must learn to play alongside Mexican forward Giovani Dos Santos, who has shown inconsistent flashes of brilliance since leaving La Liga for the Galaxy in 2015, and his younger brother, midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos. If he feels comfortable immediately, he could even debut in a derby against their new archrival Los Angeles FC on March 31.

'The more I play, the better it will be.

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