Ahead of what could be his final game in MLS, LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic joked about what his departure could mean for the reporters who cover him.
Ibrahimovic’s contract is up at the end of December and he has declined to say whether he expects to re-sign or move elsewhere.
The 38-year-old told reporters Thursday that Sunday’s playoff game against Minnesota United “could be” his last in MLS but did not speculate further.
“I have a contract until the 31st of December,” Ibrahimovic said. “Until then there is not a thought [of what comes next]. I respect my contract. If I leave, you will have less to write about. If I stay, you will still have something to write about. So let’s see what happens.”
Zlatan has been rumored to be interested in a move to Argentine side Boca Juniors, something his agent denied. He also said in August that he “could play easily in the Premier League” and that he was ready if his old club Manchester United needed him to return.
Ibrahimovic is currently the highest-paid player in MLS, making a league-record $7.2 million this season, according to MLS Players Association figures.