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Ibrahimovic: I'm not worth what Barcelona paid for me

Former Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic can't believe the price Barcelona paid for him.

Nothing has been confirmed, but there are claims that along with Samuel Eto'o, Barca also parted with £45 million cash for the Swede.

"No player is worth the money clubs pay nowadays," he told Spanish newspapers. "The fault is of the media who put some remarkable price-tags on people, but not even Diego Maradona was worth that much.

"In any case, that is the way the market is now and we must accept that."

Ibra continued to rub salt in the wounds of his former Nerazzurri teammates in an interview with El Mundo Deportivo.

"By signing Eto'o, Inter have got a great champion, but Barcelona remain absolutely the best team there is.

"Since coming here I have been struck by the winning mentality and fact everyone trains to earn a first team shirt.

"Running alongside champions like Iniesta, Leo Messi and Xavi is wonderful. I can't wait to get on the field.

"I want to have fun with the ball along with my teammates."

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