“Hi Barcelona fans, I am already here, it is a dream come true and I hope to see you tomorrow,” he said.
“It is incredible to know that I am going to live with idols, players with a lot of history,” he said.
“Footballers like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, [Andres] Iniesta, [Gerard] Pique, [Sergio] Busquets.
“I am very happy to be able to live together, to be able to learn from them and be able to win together.”
And his new team-mate and fellow countryman Paulinho was equally delighted with the transfer and lauded the move after Barca’s 3-0 win over Levante.