MLS (LA Galaxy)

New deal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with LA GALAXY could be the biggest payday in MLS history. LA GALAXY announced Zlatan’s signing this week but without revealing terms. But various sources told ESPN FC that he is going to pay him a good amount in between $7 to $7.5 million in 2019. This deal is definitely going to be a good raise from the $1.5 million Zlatan earned in 2018, a season where he has proven himself as one of the best players in the world by assisting 10 times and scoring 22 goals in 27 games. And by scoring 22 goals and for assisting 10 times, his hard work pays off as he was nominated for the league’s MVP award. Total no of goals he scored was the second highest in the league after 31 goals scored by Josef Martinez of Atlanta United.

MLS Players Association has provided the data which consist of the salary and compensation for the players playing for different clubs in 2013. And with the help of the data, it was found that  Former Orlando midfielder Kaka is holding records in more than one (both) the categories, by earning a salary of $6.66 million and compensation of $7,167,500 in 2017. Ibrahimovic can hold the record in both the categories, but it depends on his compensation. Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco was the highest paid player in the year 2018, because of the compensation that he is getting of a total amount of $7,115.555.67. Before Zlatan re-signed with Galaxy, there were reports that that to improve his salary he was planning to join AC Milan in a bid.

In a video posted by Galaxy’s website when Zlatan signed on Tuesday Zlatan said “there was a lot of talks, a plethora of rumors, around. But in reality, I never left the game. I stayed determined, and I’m not over yet with the MLS. I’m not much satisfied with the outcomes. I have many more things to do. I hope my 2ndyear will be a bit different as my first year was a warm-up for myself. Now I very well know the league, I know my rivals more, even if they have understood me since the first day. I know how to manage it better now, and I know what I have to do. The maiden year was more like warming up and this year, I have come to finish it. With a home match against the Chicago Fire, Galaxy will start the 2019 season on 2nd March.