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Zlatan Ibrahimovic on future: If I leave MLS you will have less to write about

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LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joked that the media will have nothing to write if he decides to leave Major League Soccer.

Ibrahimovic, 38, can leave Galaxy when his contract expires at the end of December and he has refused to rule out a potential move.

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Galaxy face Minnesota United in the MLS playoffs on Sunday and when asked whether it will be his last game for the club, Ibrahimovic replied: "Could be.

"There are no other thoughts, 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. Let's see what happens. But let's focus on the playoff. I think [my future] is not the right thing to discuss.

"I've had a good time, good experience. I've learned a lot on how it works here, still a work in progress.

"I've enjoyed it and that's the most important. I came back from my injury and came like a little kid that just wanted to enjoy football. MLS gave me the opportunity and I took it."

Ibrahimovic also recently joked about returning to former club Manchester United and said he is still good enough to play in the Premier League.

The former Sweden international has scored 30 goals in 29 appearances, and provided seven assists in his second campaign in the U.S.

Ibrahimovic would not be the only big name to leave MLS at the end of the season. Wayne Rooney will leave D.C. United to join English club Derby County whilst Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will retire from football.

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