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Zlatan Ibrahimovic wanted to break free from Barcelona shame, claims agent.

Milan hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic was desperate to break out from the Camp Nou following his encounter with embarrassment at Barcelona, claims agent Mino Raiola.

Ibra endured the great struggle for football freedom as Barcelona put the emphasis on reading the word of David Villa.

The message was coarse but clear from Ibrahimovic, who used Raiola's influence to join Milan.

"Ibrahimovic asked me to get him out of Barcelona because he was ashamed to stay there," Raiola told GQ magazine as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He advised me about Mario Balotelli too, telling me that he is stronger than Ibrahimovic was at his age.

"The problem is that Mario thinks he is stronger than Ibrahimovic already."

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