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AC Milan chief Galliani: Ibrahimovic will help us produce champagne football

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has hailed the arrival of former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibra was presented to fans ahead of last night's 4-0 win against Lecce.

"Milan are now among the best sides in Italy and in Europe," said the Vice-President. "How would I define the trio of Ibrahimovic-Pato-Ronaldinho? Very bubbly, pure champagne football."

Galliani continued: "I wouldn't say €24m is a small amount of money and then one has to consider the salary.

"We found the right formula for Milan. Was this move born four months ago? I don't like to reveal behind the scenes, as transfers are done better when in the dark. I was silent all summer and at the end we made the decisive move.

"The four days in Barcelona were very tough. I was going from euphoria to sadness, as there were so many difficulties.

"It was complicated, but my 25 years of experience in this business helped. Where did the idea come from? I do know, but prefer not to respond to that."

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