Ibrahimovic Rules Out Europe Return

Milan, Manchester United Both Linked

Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he won’t be moving back to Europe now that his debut MLS season has come to an end.

The 37-year-old Swede has been linked with loan moves back to two of his former clubs, Manchester United and AC Milan.

“There is interest, there’s no secret,” said Ibrahimovic. “There is interest from Europe, but my priority is the Galaxy. I’m here and I’m happy to be here.

“Interest … There will always be interest. This is normal. When I was injured one year, then yes, but now when I’m back, alive, it is not a surprise.

“If I belong to the Galaxy, I’m a Galaxy player, I don’t go abroad. If I belong to one club, I stay with one club and focus on that club and give all my attention to that club.”

Ibrahimovic scored 22 goals in 29 games in the regular season for Galaxy, but it wasn’t enough for them to qualify for the end-of-season play-offs. The side finished in seventh place in the MLS Western Conference – just a point behind Real Salt Lake. Only the top six clubs in each conference go into the play-offs and Ibrahimovic’s season is now at an end.