Joao Cancelo has said he’s living the dream after signing for Barcelona on a seaon-long loan from Manchester City.
The defender arrived on deadline-day as Xavi finally secured the right-back he’d been after all summer long.
Cancelo says he’s in the best place possible after leaving Pep Guardiola’s treble-winners.
“It’s a dream come true. I want to thank my family and my friends and my mother, who watches me from heaven. She knew I wanted to play here,” he said.
“Barça was always the club of my dreams, I wanted to play here. I identify with it a lot, with the culture they have. It is the best club to be in now.”
The defender will link up with former Manchester City team-mates Ferran Torres and Ilkay Gundogan at Barcelona and says he’s joining a top squad.
“I am very excited. I come with commitment and with the humility to work. I like the pressure and I hope it will be a season of titles because the club lives off of this,” he added.
“I can contribute work, commitment and always being with the team to win titles. I already know some of my team-mates and they seem like a spectacular group.
“It’s going to be a great season for us. I’m looking forward to it and I hope to have a lot of commitment and work. I hope to win all the titles. possible titles.”
Cancelo arrives with something of a point to prove after being deemed surplus to requirements at City and failing to really impress at Bayern last season.
Yet he’s is still one of the most highly-regarded right-backs in Europe and will hope to solve what’s been a problem position for Barcelona in recent years.