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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul, 26, 2009

Ibrahimovic set to be unveiled by Barca on Monday

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be presented as a Barcelona player on Monday if no late complications arise over his switch from Inter Milan, the Primera Division club has confirmed.

Ibrahimovic is due to arrive in Barcelona on Sunday to put the finishing touches on his move, which includes the Sweden striker undergoing a medical with the European champions on Monday morning.

If all goes well and the deal is finalised then the 27-year-old could be officially unveiled by Barca in the Sala Paris at the Nou Camp on Monday evening.

Barca have agreed to pay Inter a reported €45m plus Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o in exchange for Ibrahimovic, with Alexander Hleb also set to join the Italian side on loan.

After arriving in Spain on Sunday evening, Ibrahimovic told Barca TV: ''I want to form part of Barca's history.

''It's hard to describe my feelings. Everything seems to be all set, it just needs my signature. I'm really pleased and enjoying everything that's happening.

''I really am very, very happy and when this is all settled I'll be the happiest man in the world.''

Ibrahimovic has spent the past three seasons at the San Siro but he insists that as soon as Barca came calling there was only one team for him.

''Every player wants to come to Barca, but not everybody can,'' he said. ''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.''

Ibrahimovic finished last season as top goalscorer in Serie A, netting 25 times as Inter stormed to their fourth successive title.

The 27-year-old is hoping to continue that scoring streak in the Primera Division.

''I'm coming here with the qualities everyone knows I have,'' he added. ''I play a skilful game, as Barca do and I want to do as well as I have done at Inter.

''The people who know me as a player know what I can bring. 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.

''I'm coming here ready for anything and anything that I can bring will be great. I'll give my best to give everyone something to enjoy.''

Meanwhile, Barca midfielder Yaya Toure believes the former Ajax and Juventus hitman will be a more than useful addition to the treble winners' squad, saying: ''He is a very tall and skilful striker and his characteristics can help us a lot.''

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