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Friday, January 03, 2020, 17:55
Ibrahimovic lands in Milan for second spell
By Xinhua
Friday, January 03, 2020, 17:55 By Xinhua

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wears an AC Milan jersey as he poses photos at the team's headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Jan 2, 2020. (CLAUDIO FURLAN / LAPRESSE VIA AP)

ROME — Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic landed in Milan on Thursday for his second spell at struggling Serie A side AC Milan.

This is a great team. I feel happy to be back at the San Siro. I'll do my best to help AC Milan to improve their current situation.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Following a medical, Ibrahimovic penned a contract until the end of the current season and joined his teammates for his first training session.

Returning to the club he left in 2012, the 38-year-old striker arrives at a team languishing in 11th place and still reeling from a 5-0 defeat to Atalanta, which was Milan's heaviest league defeat in 21 years.

"This is a great team. I feel happy to be back at the San Siro," Ibrahimovic told Milan TV. "I'll do my best to help AC Milan to improve their current situation."

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Ibrahimovic has played for three different Italian clubs over his career. He first joined Juventus in 2004 and moved to Inter Milan in 2006. After a spell with Spanish side Barcelona, Ibrahimovic joined AC Milan in 2010 on loan before moving permanently a year later.

In his previous two-year spell with the Rossoneri, Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 appearances. He helped the club win the 2011 Serie A title and was the league's top scorer in 2012, with 28 goals.

AC Milan's first match after the season's winter break is against Sampdoria on January 6.

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