Ibrahimovic's agent hopeful of agreement with PSG

Ibrahimovic's agent hopeful of agreement with PSG

Published Jul. 15, 2012 4:13 p.m. ET

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent is hopeful the AC Milan striker will complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain soon, saying Sunday that Serie A is about to lose its last remaining star.

Thiago Silva signed a five-year contract with PSG on Saturday and Mino Raiola is in discussions with the big-spending club for Ibrahimovic to join his former Milan teammate.

''Everyone asks me if it is 90 or 99 percent done. But these percentage stories don't interest me,'' Raiola told French newspaper L'Equipe. ''In my mind, you have a deal, or you don't. There is nothing in between.

''Today, nothing is finalized yet. We will keep working on this deal. I insist on one point: in a contract, every detail is important. But I really hope to reach an agreement with PSG. This weekend is a time for reflection.''


PSG has yet to agree to Ibrahimovic's salary demands with the stumbling block thought to be the French 75 percent tax on wages above a million euros ($1.23 million) per year.

Ibrahimovic joined Milan from Barcelona on loan in 2010 and the move was made permanent the following season. The 30-year-old 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 scandal.

Ibrahimovic also won the Dutch league twice with Ajax and the Spanish title with Barcelona before lifting another Serie A trophy with Milan.

''Zlatan will make Ligue 1 more interesting and his departure will make Serie A poorer,'' Raiola said. ''When he goes, there will not be any more big names left in Italy. For me Zlatan is the best player in the world, he has a winning spirit. He is a player who, on his own, can light up a stadium. I hope the French fans will appreciate him.

''His arrival at PSG would be an exceptional event. Usually, we only see this kind of deal in England. Now, it is possible in Paris, this fascinating and magnificent capital.''