Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the transfer of AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is finally done. The Brazilian, a former player and
coach of AC Milan, said Ibrahimovic has agreed to a lucrative contract with the club, and Italian reports suggested the Swede cost PSG a transfer fee of 23 million euros ($28.3 million).
"We have reached an agreement, the deal is done," Leonardo told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a PSG player, he can write our history."
Ibrahimovic, 30, who counts Barcelona and Juventus among his previous clubs, will undergo a medical exam Wednesday and then be formally introduced at a press conference. He will be paid a reported 15 million euros ($18.4 million) a year, which would make him the highest paid player in Ligue 1.
Leonardo closed the deal after several days of intense negotiations with the Italian club, which is beset by financial problems and is selling a player who scored 56 goals for it in all competitions. The deal will take Qatari-owned PSG's spending to more than 100 million euros ($122.7 million) in the offseason and to around 173 million euros since Qatar Sport Investments (QSI) bought the club almost a year ago. At PSG Ibrahimovic joins former AC Milan defender Thiago Silva, Italian defensive midfielder Marco Verratti from newly-promoted Pescara, and Argentine international Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli).