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Ibrahimovic breaks MLS salary record

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La Galaxy striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, earned $7.2million (£5.7m) in 2019, setting another Major League Soccer (MLS) record, as per the MLS Players Association’s (MLSPA) compensation direct.

Ibrahimovic’s wages bests the $7.1m paid to Sebastian Giovinco in 2017 and 2018. The Swedish striker, 37, joined the LA Galaxy from Manchester United a year ago. His 2019 pay an immense increment on the $1.5m he was paid during his first year and sees him move to the highest point of the heap as far as wages in the division.

Ibrahimovic has had a surprising effect in America, scoring 33 MLS objectives in 39 appearances. His partner, Giovani dos Santos, is as yet set to be paid $6.5m in total remuneration, leaving him level with USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley as the second-most generously compensated player in the class. The normal pay for senior program non-assigned players expanded 13.3% to $345,867 and is up over 150% from $138,140 in 2014.

“We are energized by the proceeded with pay development that has happened over every one of the most recent five years. As the League develops and incomes increment, it’s essential that we see this proceeded with interest in player pay all over the program.

“Players are the core of MLS, and if MLS is to turn into the group of decision that it tries to be, it needs to keep pace in an undeniably focused market for players, both residential and worldwide. We like these patterns, and we hope to see them proceed,” MLSPA Executive Director, Bob Foose, said.