Ibrahimovic on verge of completing PSG move
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reached a deal to join
Paris Saint-Germain and is set to be unveiled as the big-spending
French club’s latest star on Wednesday.
Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been in talks with PSG for
several days and said Tuesday he has finally reached an
Raiola told Swedish news agency TT that ”it’s a deal. I can
Reports said Ibrahimovic flew to Paris and will have a medical
exam on Wednesday morning. PSG has called a news conference for 3
p.m. local time (1300 GMT) Wednesday.
”We have reached an agreement with Ibrahimovic and his agent,”
PSG sporting director Leonardo said. ”He will have his medical and
then we hope everything will go well with signing the contract.
”It’s a great year for Paris Saint-Germain. It’s an enormous
thing to attract a player of this caliber. It’s true that he is a
player who can change everything.”
Ibrahimovic will be the Ligue 1 club’s third major signing of
the summer, following the arrivals of former AC Milan teammate
Thiago Silva and Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.
PSG has paid a reported ?20 million ($25 million) for
Ibrahimovic, taking its summer spending on the trio to an estimated
?100 million ($123 million).
The 30-year-old Swede is set to sign a three-year with PSG,
which will reportedly see him earn ?14 million ($17 million) net a
year, ?2 million more than he earns at Milan.
Ibrahimovic joined Milan from Barcelona on loan in 2010 and the
move was made permanent the following season. Ibrahimovic was Serie
A’s top goalscorer last season – a feat he also achieved with Inter
Milan in 2009.
The Sweden captain spent three seasons at Inter and two at
Juventus, winning the Serie A title every year – although the two
he won with Juventus were later revoked because of the match-fixing
Ibrahimovic also won the Dutch league twice with Ajax and the
Spanish title with Barcelona before lifting another Serie A trophy