Barcelona took advantage of training in the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon as part of their United States tour to present their newest signing, 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom, who joined the club from Bordeaux after a bizarre saga involving AS Roma.
The player spoke at his presentation on Thursday and spoke about realizing a “childhood dream” of playing for Barça, being teammates with Lionel Messi and more.
“I’m very happy with all my heart and this is a dream I’ve had since I was a child. It’s hard to get to a club like Barça and I hope to bring a lot of joy to the fans. With all my heart, I will try to do my best.
“I was always relaxed, because my representatives took care of everything, like contracts.
“I had the opportunity to play for Barça and it’s something I wanted to do as a child, so that’s why I chose this club.
“Also, I wanted to play with the best players in the world. Messi is the best of them, a legend, and I hope I can learn a lot from him.”
He surely seems very excited about the opportunity, and as strange as the circumstances of his arrival might be, he’s a good player and will have plenty of chances to show his talent. Good luck, kid!