Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal with Manchester United this summer, but the other day he made a surprising reveal – he said he turned down good friend David Beckham’s offer to sign with Miami MLS.
The Swede football star left French club Paris Saint-Germain this year and was pursued by several clubs before committing to the Red Devils.
Apparently, one of the offers came from Beckham and his investment group, who founded the Miami MLS expansion team in 2014. However, Zlatan eventually favoured the Great Manchester-based club, especially considering that this decision gave him the opportunity to reunite with Jose Mourinho.
“David is a good friend of mine, and he has asked me to play with his team,” Ibrahimovic declared. “For now, I want to achieve big things with Manchester United, but I have a lot of respect for the MLS, and anything is possible.”
This means the 34-year-old Sweden international does not rule out a potential collaboration in the future.
Beckham’s new franchise has recently purchased land for a stadium in the Overtown neighbourhood of Miami and aims to join the league in 2018. The possibilities remain open for the future, so Ibrahimovic might still team up with the former England captain.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a really impressive club career, having won titles with many of the clubs he played for, including Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and PSG. He is Sweden’s all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals and one of the few players with more than 100 appearances for the national team.
The football star has trained with his Manchester United teammates for the first time today.