Paris St-Germain’s raid on AC Milan is complete.
Days after adding centerback Thiago Silva, the club has finalized the purchase of mercurial striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the Rossoneri, according to Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Current PSG sporting director and former AC Milan player and coach Leonardo told the outlet that the signing, which has been in the works for the last week, is complete. Ibrahimovic is expected to be introduced on Wednesday, and PSG has scheduled a press conference for the afternoon, according to the club’s official website.
The signing is the latest in a landmark offseason for the big-spending French power, which landed Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli prior to signing Thiago Silva. Ibrahimovic, Serie A’s leading scorer a season ago, is the biggest capture of them all as the Qatari-owned club tries to make good on its plan of becoming the next superpower in world soccer. The move also represents Ibrahimovic’s first foray into France after career stops in his native Sweden, Holland, Italy and Spain.
U.S. soccer fans will be able to see the new-look club first-hand in the coming weeks, as PSG plays Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on July 22 before facing D.C. United at RFK Stadium on July 28.
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