Back in 2016, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced he was joining Manchester United, he posted an artistic picture of himself as the incarnate of Jesus Christ, alongside a figuration of Man United's Red Devil.
It was probably safe to presume, then, that when he would finally make his grand departure from the side, it would probably be in the same outlandish vein.
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This is entirely that case. Now that Ibrahimovic has signed for L.A Galaxy, having agreed to an early contract termination with Man United, he's made it his mission to make sure the whole of Hollywood, from Seth Rogan to Cameron Diaz, know about it. And he's done with an extravagant arrival note.
Ibra, being the humble bloke that we have all grown to love, has taken out a full page advert in the L.A Times.
He didn't put in anything too brash, because, well it's Ibrahimovic and he didn't need to; it simply says, "Dear Los Angeles. You're welcome," with the attacker's signature at the bottom, next to his new club's logo. Very slick, indeed.
Many will be sad to see the legend leave. The Swede scored an extraordinary amount of goals for Man United in his inaugural season, 28 in 46 games in total. However, following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford and the Belgian's resurgence in form this year, scoring ten in 14, trophy-laden Ibrahimovic was marginalised out of first-team football.
Things started to go wrong when the 36-year-old seriously injured his knee in a Europa League game against Anderlecht last year.
He and Man United remained on good terms as he attempted to regain his fitness, but even in his return, the former Barcelona player only managed to grab a single goal.
We all know, however, that's just a matter of time until we see Ibrahimovic back to his brilliant best, storming it in America among the stars. And we can just hope he ends up in a wonderful verbal joust with president Trump.
And with this latest escapade, it's clear that the ego has well and truly landed.
Words by Jacque Talbot
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