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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he wants to be in MLS, but getting him there won't be easy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he wants to be in MLS, but getting him there won't be easy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to play in Major League Soccer.

The Swedish star has said that before, of course, but it always sounded like a punchline waiting for a joke. Like LeBron James wanting to take his talents to South Korea instead of South Beach.

And there are 37 million good reasons not to take Ibrahimovic seriously this time either. That's the number of dollars Forbes says he made last year — $30 million in base salary and $7 million in endorsements — in his final season with Paris Saint-Germain. Among soccer players only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made more.

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