Raiola confident Ibrahimovic will join Paris Saint-Germain
Rome: Mino Raiola, the agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is hopeful that the AC Milan striker will complete his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain shortly.
After PSG completed the signing of Thiago Silva for a reported €42 million fee on Saturday, the ambitious French club are trying to work out a deal to bring the Sweden international to the Parc des Princes.
Raiola maintains his charge has not yet agreed personal terms with his prospective employers, but gave a strong indication that it is only a matter of time before the move is finalised.
"People ask me everywhere if it is 90 or 99 per cent done but those percentage stories do not interest me," the representative said.
"The way I see things, either you have a deal, or you do not. There is nothing in between.”
"Today, nothing is settled. We will keep working on this one. I insist on one point: in a contract, every detail is important.”
"But I hope to find a deal with PSG. This weekend is a time for reflection."
The FIFA agent then dismissed claims Ibrahimovic is not interested in joining PSG, hence the protracted negotiations, but was full of praise for the Swede, opining that he will create a big void in Italian football.
"If Zlatan had a problem with the idea of playing in France, I would not have come to Paris for three days," Raiola added.
"I like [PSG sporting director] Leonardo a lot, he is a great person who is doing a very interesting job, but not to the point of coming to his office for three days just to have coffee.
"Zlatan will make Ligue 1 more interesting and his departure will make Serie A poorer. When he is gone, there will not be any big players in Italian football left.”
"For me, Zlatan is the best player in the world. He has the soul of a winner. He is a player who, on his own, can make a stadium sparkle.”
"He is powerful and elegant, and has wonderful technique. I hope the French fans will enjoy watching him play. His arrival at PSG would be an exceptional event. Usually, we only see that kind of deals in England.”
"Now, it is possible in Paris, this fascinating and magnificent capital. Besides the city, we are really interested in PSG`s project. What is happening at the club is exciting."