Defender Yerry Mina Joins FC Barcelona From Palmeiras

REUTERS  Albert Gea

Mina completed his medical and had his photo taken in front of the Barcelona crest at their offices next to the Camp Nou on Friday.

'I hope to get something from all of them and win trophies is the most important thing.

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".

"For me, he [Messi] is the best in the world".

Before the press conference, however, the second Barça reinforcement acquired during the winter had a busy schedule of events, in which he was introduced in public, with 8,552 spectators who waved Colombian flags at Camp Nou.

"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".

'I hope to learn a lot, I hope to share a lot with them and achieve our objectives. Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are all firmly ahead of the Colombian in the pecking order.

It could represent a risk just five months before Colombia's participation in the World Cup, but the former Palmeiras man has no concerns about potentially missing out. I'm going to work to bring something to the best players in the world. I have to go step by step.

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