Laporta: Ibrahimovic Will Join Barcelona Whether Eto’o Stays Or Goes

The Blaugrana chief has made it clear that one way or another, ‘Ibracadabra’ will be at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has assured fans that the club will land Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter.

The Swede’s transfer, believed to be around the region of €36 million in cash and Samuel Eto’o as makeweight, is still currently locked in negotiations and the deal could depend heavily on whether or not the Cameroonian accepts terms with the Nerazzurri.

However, Laporta has admitted that ‘Ibra’ will be on his way to the Camp Nou regardless of what happens with Eto’o.

“I think that if Samuel decides to join Inter, he will be going to one of the best teams in the world,” he was quoted by AS.

“The only thing that remains is for the club to reach an agreement with the player. The two parties are negotiating the conditions, just as we are with Ibrahimovic.

“In any case, whether or not Eto’o stays or goes, Ibrahiomovic will be coming to Barcelona,” he added confidently.

The Camp Nou chief then went on to thank David Villa following the collapse of the deal to lure him away from the Mestalla.

“We are very grateful to him because he did everything possible to join Barcelona,” he acknowledged.

“We made a significant offer for him to Valencia but unfortunately, they did not accept it.”

As things stand in the Ibrahimovic front, it is reported that both Inter and Barca have agreed terms, but both players are still busy discussing their wage demands with their respective future employers.

KS Leong,

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