Originally Posted by Jabonator
Obv he wanted to leave Ajax to go to a bigger league, ie Italy. Juventus wanted to keep him when they were relegated to Serie B, but Zlatan wanted out, namely to Inter. When Barca showed interest, he wanted to go, obviously. Pep and Zlatan had personal issues, which resulted in Barca needing to get rid of him. Milan sold him along with Thiago Silva because they needed the money.
Which he did. At that time, he was showing serious class and Juve jumped on him. He didn't exactly leave because of relegation, there were issues as far as I recall. He had issues at inter with Mou, too.
Eto'o was miles better at Barca, in 2 seasons Ibra only made a handful of appearances. Eto'o scored over 100 goals. Ibra was a flop at Barca, face it. They were about even at Inter where they both played 2 seasons. Milan shipped a lot of players, he was one of them. If AC needed the money, there were other players to sell. If he was untouchable, he'd have stayed. Facts are facts: he plays 2 seasons everywhere he goes, much like Adebayor.
I dont want to trash him too bad, he might crack my top 10 strikers list but that's more a measure of the lack of quality right now than Ibra.