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Ibrahimovic poised to sign for Barcelona

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in Barcelona on Sunday to put pen to paper on a deal that will make him the European champions' most high profile summer signing.

Ibrahimovic poised to sign for Barcelona

Ibrahimovic stated his eagerness to learn Barcelona’s winning methods as he arrived at the Nou Camp ahead of his medical scheduled for Monday.

“I want to learn how Barca play. There are champions in every position and I want to learn what I can from all of them,” the Inter Milan player said in an interview published on the Spanish club’s website.

“When I saw Barca were interested in me I told my manager to sort it out and he’s done a great job. Who wouldn’t want to come to Barca? I think any player would want to represent what is the best club in Europe and maybe the world.”

“The best players have to be at Barca and I hope to be one of them. I’m coming here with the qualities everyone knows I have. I play a skilful game, as Barca do, and I want to do as well as I have done at Inter.”

The Swede is poised to join Barcelona from Inter Milan in a deal which will see Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o move the other way and the Italian side receive 50 million euros ($71 million).

“Everything seems to be all set, it just needs my signature. I’m really pleased and enjoying everything that’s happening. When this is all settled I’ll be the happiest man in the world,” he said.

If Ibrahimovic passes his medical on Monday, he is scheduled to be officially unveiled as a Barcelona player at 6:30 pm.

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IBRAHIMOVIC

Zlatan has been ‘cured’ of coronavirus: AC Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the all-clear to end his quarantine period and return to action after testing negative for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced on Friday.

Zlatan has been 'cured' of coronavirus: AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal in September. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Milan confirmed in a statement that the Swedish striker had “tested negative” twice in a row, as stipulated in the protocol to be able to lift the quarantine procedure.
   
Ibrahimovic, 39, sounded a more triumphal note on his social media: “You are cured! The health authority says the quarantine is over, you can go out!”, he wrote on Twitter.

The announcement comes a day after Milan said Ibrahimovic had tested positive a second time for Covid-19, putting in doubt his participation in the Milan derby on October 17.
 
   
Ibrahimovic first tested positive on September 24.
   
The derby remains in doubt with two other Milan players and five from Inter currently in self-quarantine.
   
In spite of his absence, Milan have made a decent start to the season, having climbed to second in Serie A after winning all three of their games and reaching the group stages of the Europa League.
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