The Catalan giants announced an €11.8 million deal to bring Mina from Palmeiras on Thursday, the Colombia worldwide putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract. The first impression I got of him was one of humility.
FC Barcelona's newest signing has revealed he got goosebumps when he met Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The gesture was an important first step for the defender arriving from Brazilian club Palmeiras.
Mina further added when asked about why he walked barefoot on the field, "There is a saying in my country that says, 'Touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet".More news: India begins campaign with big win
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Speaking to Barca's official television channel upon his unveiling, the highly-rated centre-half said: "For me it's a source of indescribable pride to be here because I have always dreamed about it and now the chance has come to be here with these great figures". They have a lot of the ball and as we all know, they're the best team in the world.
Barcelona's defense also has Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Thomas Vermaelen, who has been playing as a starter in Umtiti's absence. I'm going to work to bring something to the best players in the world. I was given the opportunity to come now and I did not think twice. However, while a deal had been set-up for after the World Cup, the Catalan giants were very keen to complete an early move for the Palmeiras star and thus pushed for a deal in the January window. "I'll adapt to what the group wants to do". I will go objective by objective.