Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent two years as a star for the MLS side LA Galaxy, but a former teammate believes the squad is better off without the enigmatic striker.
LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget says the atmosphere at the club has improved since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure.
The legendary striker spent two seasons with the MLS side before he left to return to AC Milan in January.
It is reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested to reunite with Carlo Ancelotti, his former boss at Everton after he gets confirmed officially as the club’s manager. He is currently a free agent and is not associated with any of the clubs since he left LA Galaxy from the MLS side at the season’s end. The player from Italy was sacked from the club Napoli at the beginning of this month. He is now set to unveil himself as the successor of Marco Silva just before the biggest clash against Arsenal.
Before this, it was somewhat confirmed that he has said yes to a deal with AC Milan and has confirmed for returning to the club soon. In fact, he was also linked up with Tottenham before the fact was ruled out of a move by Jose Mourinho. It has also been reported that there is a possibility for Ibrahimovic to move to Goodison Park because he wants to play under the guidance of Ancelotti once again.
Real Madrid are said to be interested in Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante according to reports from Spain. Kante is widely regarded as one of the top midfielders in world football with the player winning the PFA player of the year some seasons back.
Kante is currently with the French team training ahead of a crucial Euro 2020 clash against Moldova.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are said to be planning a move for Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandez.
Bruno Fernandez was continually linked to Tottenham over the summer, however, despite strong interest from the capital club, a move for the player never came.
Reports in England reveals that German star MesutOzil has held talks with MLS outfit DC United regarding a transfer to the club.
Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that Cristian Pavon won’t be playing in Major League Soccer for long on the basis of the performances for LA Galaxy. The Argentine joined Galaxy on loan from Boca Juniors this summer and he has since quickly integrated with the side with one goal and one assist from four appearances.
Apart from his goalscoring contributions, he has also impressed with the link-up play alongside Ibrahimovic and the veteran believes Pavon won’t be staying in the division for a lengthier period of time, he told ESPN: “He is very good. He is too good for MLS. I think MLS will not have him for a long time. We should enjoy him while he is here.
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic has admitted his fondness for LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Serbian played in a completely different position when compared to the former Manchester United man but they have been regularly likened to each other in terms of the physical attribute and playing style.
Speaking to DAZN, he said: “I like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic a lot. I've been following him for years now. I like him as a player and as a person.[The comparison] might be because I’m as tall as him and because of his technique. I have a similar jumping style to him as well, so I like him because of all those aspects.”
The LA Galaxy recently has made a major alteration to their starting XI and these changes are for clash taking place on Sunday with Real Salt Lake. The match is going to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park. It will be benched by veteran Jorgen Skjelvik. The match will give Diedie Traore the first career of MLS start. He will at the position of left back. This move of LA Galaxy is important from various respects.
He had played all, however, the two minutes season of LA so far will make him the league’s highest-paid defenders in the league, according to the figures presented by MLS Players Association, he makes nearly $1 million every year. The career of Skjelvik with MLS has been a bag mixed with many things, however, because Galaxy has leak goals ahead of campaign 2018, at the time when the Norwegian has played both left back and center back.
Manchester United favourite Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged to rebuild the squad with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford being the centre of attention. The duo have transformed their fortunes under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this year and Zlatan has heaped praise on the pairing for their recent performances.
In a report covered by The Mirror, Zlatan talked about the potential of Pogba and said that he can become of the best players in the world. The veteran striker continued to speak on the progress of Rashford and suggested that the Englishman will be the future of the club with his teamwork improving game by game.
Seattle Sounders most Brian Schmetzer says that he is delighted to play against Portland Timbers and possibly get some revenge for the Conference Cup semi-final defeat suffered at the hands of this team last season. Despite a poor start to the 2018 campaign, Seattle Sounders were able to strike gold in the latter half of the campaign and almost reached the finals. The team suffered a 4-4 defeat on aggregate against Portland Timbers, who reached the finals on away goals. Seattle Sounders have a glimmer of hope about getting revenge when they take on Portland in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup on Wednesday.
This match will be taking place at the Kino North Stadium while Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo are the other teams taking on each other. These matches will go a long way into helping Seattle prepare for the new 2019 campaign. After having had disappointing starts in recent campaigns, Seattle Sounders will be hoping for a much better opening to the 2019 season.Schmetzer admitted that the rivalry with Portland will make the game very special indeed. Seattle opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-2 loss against Houston Dynamo, but managerSchmetzer was quite happy with the performance of his players.
Dignity Sports, Health Park to witness the unveiling of David Beckham statue on the first week of March by LA Galaxy. The footballer who was previously a member of LA Galaxy is expected to attend the event which is presumably the first kind of such tribute provided by Major League to Soccer to a player.
The 43-year-old English footballer played for the team from 2007 to 2012 winning consecutive MLS victories in 2011 and 2012. David Beckham was already an established footballer while he signed for LA Galaxy back in 2007 and it proved really beneficial for the team since many more high profile players started joining Major League Soccer such as Zlatan Ibrahimović, David Villa, Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry, etc. His introduction also paved the way for a new rule which stated that the high-profile players could be signed by teams whose effect on the wage cap would be limited to a specific amount.