Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

With their second signing of the winter window Barcelona brought in Yerry Mina and the Colombian was full of praise for his new teammates.

He joins from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras, penning a five-and-a-half-year deal.

"I will be calm and I will try to control my adrenaline", Mina said at his presentation - quoted by Marca.

"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.

'For me it's a source of indescribable pride because I have always dreamed about it and now the chance has come to be here with these great figures, ' Mina told the club's official website.

FC Barcelona's newest signing has revealed he got goosebumps when he met Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The Palmeiras defender is on the brink of completing his transfer to the Nou Camp. Explaining the reason behind this, the center-back 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". To contribute to the team and learn from my team-mates.

Barcelona's defense also has Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Thomas Vermaelen, who has been playing as a starter in Umtiti's absence.

Do you think Mina will be a success at Barca? With the work that we will all do, I will fight to be at the World Cup.

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

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