Ibrahimovic to earn 95 percent less at LA Galaxy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly took a 95 percent pay cut to join LA Galaxy from Manchester United.

The veteran Swedish striker was earning a huge £19million-a-year at Old Trafford but has signed up to play for the Galaxy in MLS on a pay packet of just £850,000-per-annum.

According to Marca, Ibrahimovic is not going to be one of the American club’s designated players, which restricts them to a wage limit of just $3.8m (£2.8m).

That means he is only taking home £16,000-a-week, a huge drop from his giant £350,000-a-week wage packet at United.

Ibrahimovic explained shortly after his arrival in LA that he was keen to finish his career there after a silverware-laden time in Europe.

“After being in Europe, winning 33 trophies, playing in the best teams in the world, playing with the best players in the world, I wanted to come to the US and play my game there,” the Swede said.

“I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win, and I chose the Galaxy to do that.”