Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has moved from Italy to Spain and has signed a five-year contract with Barcelona.
The Catalan giants have paid £40 million for the player and the deal also sees Samuel Eto’o moving to Ibrahimovic’s old club Inter Milan as does Aleksandr Hleb who makes the switch on loan. The agreement includes a buy-out clause of £216 million.
Speaking to the club web site, Ibrahimovic, who will wear the number 9 shirt, said:
It feels like I’m living a dream now. It was not easy for me in the last weeks.
I’m not coming here to be Samuel Eto’o, I’m somebody else, somebody new, but I will try to achieve as much as Eto’o, or even more.
Ibrahimovic was the top scorer in Serie A last season, while Eto’o was equally prolific as Barca clinched an unprecedented treble after landing the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League crowns.
But with 28 year old Eto’o only having one year left on his current deal, Barca were willing to sell.