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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A phenomenal 2010-2011 season with the Rossoneri shirt on his back and going into the new season with new goals on the horizon. All agreements between Milan and Barcelona have been confirmed.

MILAN - A chat with some of the legends of Milan's past starting with the one and only, the unmistakble and unstoppable Franco Baresi. Subject: The season just past and title number 18. The main man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "Guys, let's be serious. He was decisive, devastating. He may even have a bit of a drop in form near the end of the season and the team did great to push on without him, but the initial wins, the most important ones, were all down to him." Ideas, agression, reflection, all roads lead to Ibra.

Zlatan has 21 goals to his name this season. His strikes against Auxerre were decisive for Champions League qualification as were his winning goals against Genoa, Napoli, Palermo, Inter, Fiorentina, Cesena and Catania. His passing, his help, his tracking back, pure Ibra. And that's why Milan, who were already the first in line at the end of last season, have signed sealed and delivered all agreements with Barcelona, first agreed at the end of August 2010.

He started the season just passed like a caged animal who had been set free and a touch of nerves at the tail end of the season was probably due to the fact that the Conan-like strength that he had shown in the first six months was no longer there. That's why the training regime that he has already started will be focused on spreading the same energy that the fans saw from September to March over nine months. Roll on next season.