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Cassano insists Ibrahimovic will inspire AC Milan players

Antonio Cassano supports AC Milan's deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede, 38, has joined Milan to the end of the season after coming off contract at LA Galaxy.

“I expected this return, as I always said that if he came back to Italy, it would be for Milan," Cassano told Sky Sport Italia.

“He is very fond of the city and this club. After Ronaldo and Marco van Basten, I'd say Ibrahimovic is the best Number 9 of the last 30 years. He's still phenomenal, despite his age.

“Zlatan makes his teammates give 110 per cent and can still make the difference in Serie A. He'll have to, because 80-85 per cent of the current squad do not deserve to be at Milan.

“I am sure Ibra will get the best out of them, because if they don't give 100 per cent in every training session, he raises his voice. When he does that, you'd better be scared.

“I also have faith in Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban, they deserve more patience. They've got Ibra now, there is talk of Jean-Clair Todibo from Barcelona, so I think Milan can get back to the top in two-three years."

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