OFFICIAL: Milan Sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic From Barcelona

It's official. Ibrahimovic has joined Milan...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now a Milan player and will sign a four-year contract, the Italian club said in a statement on Saturday.

Adriano Galliani's efforts of staying in Barcelona to negotiate in what has been a week of progressive talks have paid off and he comes back to Milan with the former Inter player in the bag.

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Mission accomplished then for Silvio Berlusconi who last month said if there was a chance to land a megastar he "would do so".

A statement on the Rossoneri's official website reads:

"AC Milan would like to communicate they have signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona on a loan deal with the right to an option to buy him after the 2010/2011 season for the sum of €24m.

"He will have a medical on Monday and then sign his contract."

Adriano Galliani also confirmed the figures of the deal and how Milan have obtained the player.

He told the press in Barcelona: "Yes we have defined the acquisition on loan with right to buy at €24m. The player will sign his contract on Monday.

"That is the figure we will pay over three years of €8m. I want to thank all of Milan and Silvio Berlusconi who made a big effort for this operation."



Ibrahimovic added: "Milan are one of the strongest clubs in the world. We have a fantastic attack."

"I am a Milan player. I am really happy that everything has turned out for the best. They had a fantastic season last year, and I have nothing to say to the Inter supporters.

"This move gives me more adrenaline. I have moved here to win the Champions League with Milan. I want to win the double."

And, of course, a week of ups and downs wouldn't be complete without a comment from Mino Raiola.

"Galliani has done really well to drop Barcelona’s price tag from €70m to €24m."

The deal is a scoop for Milan who have obtained a massive discount on the fee after Barcelona paid Inter around €66m for the striker last year when he joined them from Inter.

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