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Zlatan not ready for MLS

2017-07-30 13:40
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - LA Galaxy president Chris Klein says the Major League Soccer side won't succeed with a bid for Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he wants to remain in Europe.

The Galaxy have long made their interest known in the Swedish striker, who is continuing to recover from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained in Manchester United's Europa League quarter-final clash against Anderlecht last season.

While Ibrahimovic's contract with the Premier League club has expired, he will remain at Old Trafford for the next six months at least to complete his recovery.

And with the player having silenced all his critics with 28 goals last term, it is not impossible to imagine a new short-term deal when he is back to full fitness.

Klein said: "We have an incredible relationship with Zlatan and his agent.

"He loves our club, and he loves LA. We have an interest in him. I think, for now, he wants to stay in Europe.

"Our doors are open for a player like that. We have rights to him in our league. We'll see where that goes."

And Mourinho recently hinted at a stay at the club for the mercurial marksman.

He said: "We spent big money on a striker (Romelu Lukaku) because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get.

“And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”

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