Messi meeting gave Barcelona new boy Mina goosebumps

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The youngster took off his shoes and socks as he graced the Camp Nou pitch. However, the Catlan giants did have the first choice over the 23-year-old, despite Mina's agent insisting that the option is not air-tight and that even includes the potential fee.

The 23-year-old Mina was signed from Brazilian club Palmeiras for 11.8 million euros ($14.3 million), "fulfilling a dream" and joining a defense that has been depleted by the injury of France global Samuel Umtiti.

And the Barcelona fans caught a first glimpse of their latest addition as he was presented and unveiled at the iconic Camp Nou on Saturday. I always do it and I hope to succeed.

He explained: "There is a saying in my country that says, 'Touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet.' And here I want to make history with everyone". "We know the quality of my teammates, they are extremely good".

"I am very happy to be here in Barcelona and I thank all those who made it possible for me to come to the best club in the world", Mina said - quoted by AS. Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are all firmly ahead of the Colombian in the pecking order. He is a threat on set-pieces and often makes runs forward.

Speaking to the press shortly after his move, Mina revealed what happened when he finally got to meet Lionel Messi.

Mina had helped Santa Fe win the Copa Sudamericana in 2015, and was key for Palmeiras when it won the Brazilian league in 2016 and was runner-up in 2017. He also scored nine goals in 49 matches for Palmeiras. I will be calm and I'll try to control the adrenaline and I'll adapt to the group with my dancing.

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