LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid stated he’ll solely take into consideration having Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his squad as soon as a deal between the 2 golf equipment occurs.
The 36-year-old scored 27 objectives in 45 appearances in all competitions final season, his first at Outdated Trafford, earlier than injuring the ACL in his proper knee in April.
Ibrahimovic left United on the finish of his one-year deal, solely to signal one other on the finish of August having impressed the membership together with his restoration.
The previous Sweden worldwide has made seven appearances for United this season however has been out since Boxing Day after injuring the identical knee.
Galaxy have lengthy been linked with a transfer for Ibrahimovic and will make a deal with the assistance of focused allocation cash.
“If it occurs, it occurs, and as soon as it occurs, then we’ll think about to it,” Schmidt informed the MLS web site. “Proper now, it is making ready the group that I’ve and making ready the group that I’ve to win video games.
“He is an enormous participant. Massive gamers have an effect in your staff, whether or not that is Zlatan or whether or not that is [Lionel] Messi or a Neymar. Guys like that have an effect in your staff. Clearly, he is been a profitable participant, he is received trophies all over the place he is been, however till it occurs, I am not going to fret about it.”
Galaxy president Chris Klein was much less forthcoming when requested how far discussions had progressed, saying that the membership is “nowhere” when it comes to reaching a deal and that he could not even verify talks have been ongoing.
“It is unfair, as a result of he is contracted to a different membership,” Klein stated.