Ibrahimovic completes move to AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his medical on Monday to seal his contentious loan move to AC Milan from Barcelona, the Serie A club said.sports Updated: Aug 31, 2010 13:05 IST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his medical on Monday to seal his contentious loan move to AC Milan from Barcelona, the Serie A club said.
The 28-year-old, who hit out at coach Pep Guardiola after leaving the Catalan club watched his new teams Sunday's 4-0 win over Lecce in Milan's Serie A opener. He left the training ground after the tests to join the Swedish squad for their upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.
His move, Milan hopes will catapult them back above his former club and perennial champions Inter Milan, is initially a season-loan with the Rossoneri then paying 24 million euros ($30.5 million) to secure his services permanently only after the 2010 -2011 season.
Milan said in a second statement that on Monday alone 1,137 fans bought Serie A season tickets out of a total of 21,945 sold so far in the two-month sale period.
Ibrahimovic's arrival back in Italy after just a season at Barca has left Milan striker Marco Borriello considering his future given his first-team place is likely to go to the Swede. Media reports have speculated that Juventus are trying to loan Borriello before the transfer window closes on Tuesday. "We are talking, soon we'll know more," Borriello said.
Milan, who also boast Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato in their attacking trident, have also been linked in the media with a late swoop for Manchester City's Robinho.
First Published: Aug 31, 2010 12:58 IST