Zlatan Ibrahimovic is relishing the prospect of forming part of what he believes will be a mouth-watering AC Milan attack alongside Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato. The 28-year-old striker will initially join I Rossoneri on a season-long loan, provided he passes a medical on Monday, but the Italian giants will have the option to sign him permanently next summer after agreeing a €24m fee with Barcelona.
"I'm delighted,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Italia. “Everything has been resolved in the best possible way, even though the situation was not easy.
"With Pato and Ronaldinho, we will have a fantastic attack. Now it depends on us. I think the Milan fans will have fun watching the three of us play at the stadium."
Ibrahimovic has already spent five years in Serie A. After beginning his career with hometown club Malmo, and then spending three successful seasons at Ajax, the Swede, who has a penchant for spectacular goals, joined Juventus for €16m in 2004.
The situation that was created at Barcelona has given me a lot of adrenaline, and now my dream is to win everything with Milan.
Ibra moved on to Inter Milan two years later, and swiftly began vindicating the €24.8m they splashed out on him. He managed 57 goals in 88 appearances for the club in the Italian top flight, inspiring them to three league titles in the process.
It took €46m plus Samuel Eto'o for Barcelona to prise him away from the San Siro, which is where he will now return – this time in the red and black of Inter’s fierce enemies – following a season in which he failed to impress at Camp Nou.
"I return to [the city of] Milan with a different team than Inter, and life goes on," said Ibrahimovic. "Milan are one of the strongest clubs in the world, for the team and the tradition it has. The situation that was created at Barcelona has given me a lot of adrenaline, and now my dream is to win everything with Milan."
As for the Nerazzurri supporters who used to idolise him. "I don't think they will be thinking of me considering they won everything last season," he remarked.