Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Argentine star won’t stay in MLS for long

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.

"When you have a player like that, you don't need to say much. You just communicate in the game and try to make the best of it. He knows what he is doing. This is his second game and he was the best on the field and today he made a difference. I have played with many players and I see when a player is the difference, and he is the difference."

Pavon has been attracting plenty of European interest over the past few years and Arsenal from the Premier League have been earmarked as one of the prime admirers. The Gunners may not make a future approach with the recent club-record purchase of Nicolas Pepe but Pavon could nonetheless make the European switch with interest from elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic has remained a consistent goal scorer for Galaxy despite the advancing age and he has contributed 22 goals from as many league games this term. As a result, the club find themselves fourth on the table with 42 points and on course to make the playoffs with seven games to play. Galaxy’s next encounter comes against Seattle Sounders on the road on September 1.