So much was the desire of FC Barcelona Coach Guardiola to have the Swede out that the final deal goes like this, according to the very little information that has been given to media at this early stage of the official announcement by AC milan on its website:
- Loaned out to AC Milan for this season.
- AC Milan are then obliged at the end of this season to buy the player
- The transfer price is 24M€
- A 4 year contract.
- Ibrahimovic takes a salary cut to around 8M€ +/- from 12M€ for Milan; as of next year when officially bought by the Italian Club.
- AC Milan pays the original 12M€ salary of Ibrahimovic this season while on loan. This may explain the 24M€ transfer figure.
Ibrahimovic left the Barça offices still claiming that he still does not know why Guardiola wishes him to leave the Club. Stay tuned!