Zlatan Ibrahimovic Won’t Commit to LA Galaxy for the Next Season Just Yet

LA Galaxy's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI/REX/Shutterstock (9697916ac)

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed with LA Galaxy, most people expected that the 36-year-old striker will play for several years in Los Angeles and end his career there. But it looks like Ibra isn’t quite sure that he wants to spend the next season at Galaxy.

I don’t know. This I have to discuss,” – Ibrahimovic told reporters on Sunday when asked about his future. “This is not the moment to talk about that. It’s something I’ll discuss with the club. What they want, what I want. So let’s see.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sensational in his debut season with LA Galaxy, scoring 17 goals in 22 games so far. But, his goals didn’t translate to many wins and Galaxy now finds itself struggling to make the playoffs. This is something Ibra isn’t accustomed to.

It’s a different challenge,” – he said. “The team I played for [before], I had that feeling like we were unbeatable. Nobody can destroy us. We will destroy everybody.”

While Ibrahimovic has another year left on his deal with Galaxy, his stay will depend in large of his salary next season. He is earning $1.5 million this year; a figure he believes is too small for his production and will undoubtedly demand a raise.

In case that Galaxy isn’t willing to honor his request, Ibra could head back to his native Sweden. According to reports, he already has an offer to return to Malmo; the team he made his professional debut for.