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Galaxy confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is ready to win silverware with Los Angeles Galaxy after a full-page advert in Friday's LA Times confirmed his move to the MLS club from Manchester United.

The advert, in which Ibrahimovic was pictured in the white Galaxy kit, carried a message from the 36-year-old saying "Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome".

He becomes the latest high-profile player to move to the MLS in the latter part of his career -- following the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard.

Former England captain Beckham won the MLS Cup twice after joining Galaxy in 2007 and became an iconic figure for the growth of the game in a country hooked on more traditional American sports like NFL and baseball.

The Swede left United on Thursday when the Premier League club agreed to terminate his contract and said the move is about writing another chapter in a storied career in which he won league titles in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

Ibrahimovic, who scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden and played for some of Europe's biggest clubs including Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Paris St Germain, is reported to have accepted $3 million over two season to play for Galaxy, a huge wage cut from his United salary.

Ibrahimovic justified United's outlay when he scored 28 times in all competitions in his first season at Old Trafford.

But after a knee injury sustained nearly a year ago he has managed only seven appearances this season.

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