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Ibrahimovic trains with Barcelona for first time


Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was excited to witness Zlatan Ibrahimovic training with his colleagues for the first time, and hopes that he will get to know his new teammates quickly as he settles into his new surroundings.

The Swede has been hampered by a hand injury following his switch to the Spanish giants from Inter, but managed to join his colleagues for a light workout on Monday in Seattle ahead of Barcelona's friendly on Wednesday against the Sounders.

Guardiola is keen to see the 27-year-old get onto the same wavelength as the current members of the team, and told journalists, "It is a very good sign for his [Ibrahimovic] integration into the team, and he has already begun running, although it was not strenuous."

The Catalan coach also hopes to see "Ibracadabra" involved in friendly action sooner rather than later, and become part of the team dynamic.

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He added, "I sense that in a short time he will be able to train, and this is important, not only so that he knows us, but so that we know his style.

"But it is clear from what we have seen that he is a quiet boy, but has fitted in very well."