Ibra agrees to Milan loan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will join AC Milan on loan on Monday, provided he passes a medical. I Rossoneri have agreed a provisional fee of €24m to sign the striker outright from Barcelona next summer, and the 28-year-old has reached terms on a four-year deal with the Italian giants.
"We have agreed a deal for a season's loan and then the right to buy for 24 million euros," Milan said in a statement. "He will undergo a medical on Monday and sign a four-year contract."
The deal means Ibrahimovic will be making a controversial switch for the second straight summer. He moved to Barça from Inter Milan last year for €46m plus Samuel Eto'o.
But although Ibrahimovic managed 21 goals, he never seemed to fit Barcelona's style and was replaced after just one season with David Villa. The Catalan giants sought to represent tonight's deal as good business.
"FC Barcelona and AC Milan have agreed a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to move to the Italian club on loan for the entire 2010/11 with the Rossoneri paying all his earnings," read a club statement.
"Included in the agreement is the option for AC Milan to make the move permanent next summer for a fee of 24 million euros. If the option to buy Ibrahimovic is taken up by the Serie A club then that could see FC Barcelona save approximately 60 million euros."