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AC Milan rules out Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer


One of the most impactful and recognizable players in Major League Soccer won’t be returning to one of his former clubs.

AC Milan sporting director Leonardo confirmed over the weekend Zlatan Ibrahimovic would not return to the club and remain with the LA Galaxy.

“He gave his word to Galaxy that he would stay if they satisfied his conditions, and they did so,” Leonardo said. “It would have been a really lovely story because it would have given a significant weight to the team.

“We can’t deny that both parties thought of it, but it will not be possible,” Leonardo said.

Ibrahimovic played for AC Milan for two seasons at the start of the decade.

In his first season in Major League Soccer, Ibrahimovic found the back of the net on 22 occasions and chipped in with 10 assists.


  1. I suspect one of those conditions was to hire a top GM, which the Galaxy did when they got GM Dennis Te Kloese who has worked in MLS, but spent the last 5 years or so in Mexico, including the Mexican NT. Te Kloese is Dutch and likely would have a lot of European contacts as well as knowing about talent south of our border. I think the Galaxy are going to be making several major moves and that makes Ibra a happy camper.


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