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‘Ibracadabra’ has finally been unveiled as a Barcelona player, and insists no other side can compare to the Spanish giants…
Barcelona new boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic swept into the Camp Nou this evening and immediately proclaimed that playing for the Catalan giants can make him an even better player.
The protracted Samuel Eto’o plus cash deal has finally been completed, and the player was presented to the media last evening, with the Swede proudly displaying the number 9 jersey he will wear next season.
Ibrahimovic beamed as he exclaimed his joy at finally sealing his switch to the European Champions, adding that he can only improve by being surrounded by the talent on show. (2 videos after the break)
“To play for Barcelona is a big honour. There are many big clubs but only one special club, and for me it is Barca,” he said at his first press conference with the Catalan outfit.
“I have come here to become even better, to play with [Lionel] Messi, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Yaya] Toure, I know this whole team in my head – it’s a fantastic team, I know I can become even better.”
The former Juventus star also stated that he has set himself the target of improving upon the 25-goal haul he managed for Inter in Serie A last season.
He added, “Obviously I want to do better than last season. I scored 25 in the league, and was top scorer, so be sure that I want to beat that. But I will not cite a number; If you get that into your head you become desperate to score.
“I’m here to help my team-mates and they are here to help me.”
The 27-year old also made a simple guarantee for his time at the Camp Nou.
“I will promise a lot of success, a lot of joy, and for sure, good memories.”