Wahl sources his story from Galaxy Technical Director Jovan Kirovski who received a large amount of praise from both AEG President Dan Beckerman and Galaxy President Chris Klein for landing the Swedish striker.
“He was a real bulldog on this transaction,” Beckerman said about Kirvoski. “And I didn’t think a bulldog could catch a lion but it turns out that he can. So thanks Jovan for chasing him down and for making this possible.”
Ibrahimović, who signed under Major League Soccer’s Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) rule, will make a total of $3 million over the course of his two-year contract. He reportedly made close to $27 million when he was playing for Manchester United.
“You’re here for all the right reasons,” Beckerman stated at Ibrahimovic’s press conference. “But most importantly you’re here to win.”