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Saturday 21 October 2017

Ibrahimovic completes €20m move to Paris St Germain

Ibrahimovich will now link back up with former Milan team-mate Thiago Silva, who joined PSG on Saturday
Ibrahimovich will now link back up with former Milan team-mate Thiago Silva, who joined PSG on Saturday

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his long-awaited transfer from AC Milan to big-spending Paris St Germain.

The Swedish international ended the speculation by signing a three-year deal with PSG after a fee reported to be €20 million was agreed.



"I want to thank PSG and (sporting director) Leonardo,'' Ibrahimovic said."They made something impossible possible and now I am very happy. It's a big step in my career, another dream come true.



"I know there's been a big media interest in this. It's been more intense than when I moved to Barcelona. I'm very excited in this project. I'm here to make history and I will enjoy all the trophies we bring home.''



The 30-year-old will now link back up with former Milan team-mate Thiago Silva, who joined PSG on Saturday.



Ibrahimovic, who had a contract with Milan until June 2015, was Serie A's top scorer last season, netting 28 goals as the Rossoneri finished runners-up to Juventus.



The former Barcelona , Juve, Inter Milan and Ajax striker is the latest big-money signing to arrive in the French capital as PSG bid to win the Ligue 1 title for the first time since 1994 after finishing runners-up behind Montpellier last season.



Earlier this month, PSG signed Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli with French media suggesting the club paid an estimated €30 million for the Argentina forward.



Last summer, Les Rouge-et-Bleu signed Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo in a deal reportedly worth €47 million.



The French club also announced Italian Under-21 international Marco Verratti has signed from Serie A outfit Pescara.



The 19-year-old midfielder, who was called up to Italy's pre-Euro 2012 squad, is highly rated and has signed a five-year contract.

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