5 reasons why Zlatan Ibrahimovic should avoid MLS

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain reacts after scoring during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and SM Caen at Parc des Princes on April 16, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain reacts after scoring during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and SM Caen at Parc des Princes on April 16, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images) /
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With recent reports linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the MLS, here’s why he should avoid playing Stateside.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s announcement that he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract was both inevitable and shocking. It was inevitable in that everyone knew it was going to happen, yet shocking in the way that he delivered said message.

Even at 39, Ibrahimovic remains one of the best personalities in the sport of football, as well as an elite goalscorer. While many speculated that, because of his impressive goal tally this season, he would remain in Europe and try to win the Champions League that has eluded him his whole career, but ESPN came out with a report that he would join the MLS, with the LA Galaxy being the best potential suitor.

But here’s why such a move shouldn’t happen. For one, the LA Galaxy are one of the few teams that could take on the salary that he would command, and even so they would have to pull a lot of strings in order for it to happen. As the ESPN story explains, they’re currently capped out at three designated players and have one waiting in the wings in Nigel de Jong.

Second, the Galaxy are a dynastic MLS franchise having won three of the last five MLS Cups. Acquiring Zlatan, whether he arrives in midseason or at the start of next season, would essentially eliminate any parity, and in a league that’s trying to gain fans across the United States, that’s not a good thing. They’re already considered one of the favorites to win this year.

There’s plenty of other reasons why Zlatan should avoid a move Stateside, so let’s get right into them!

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