The worst kept secret in football was out on Friday when Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed he would be moving to LA Galaxy.
A world superstar with a massive ego in Los Angeles sounds like a great idea to us — and Zlatan announced the move in a way only he could.
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) March 23, 2018
Yep, the Swede took out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, simply stating: “Dear Los Angeles, you’re welcome.”
The newspaper also featured the first photograph of Zlatan in a Galaxy shirt, ahead of the official club announcement expected to come later on Friday.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 23, 2018
He also told the Times that if Los Angeles is not big enough to contain his personality, “I’ll make it bigger.”
Predictably, the Galaxy’s introductory tweet was reserved and full of understatement.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 23, 2018
Ibra moves to MLS having made a big impact at Manchester United, and if his introduction to America is anything to go by, it’ll be more of the same Stateside.