Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United have agreed to part ways.
The 36-year-old Swedish striker’s contract was set to expire this summer, but the club decided to cut him loose early, the BBC reports. It’s now being speculated that Ibrahimovic is headed to the U.S. to join Major League Soccer’s L.A . Galaxy.
“Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United,” he posted to his Instagram page. “Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history. #foreverred.”
Ibrahimovic joined Man U in 2016, scoring 29 goals in 53 appearances but has struggled with knee injuries over the past year, taking the pitch just seven times in that span. As a result, his departure from the club has seemed imminent. United manager Jose Mourinho hinted at the likelihood earlier this month, suggesting that Ibrahimovic would probably be leaving United at the end of the season.
After resigning with Man U in August for one year, Ibrahimovic returned from injury in November, but hasn’t taken the field since Dec. 26. Aside from the talk about his possible jump to MLS, rumors are also circulating that Ibrahimovic could come out of international retirement to play for Sweden in the 2018 World Cup this summer.