Raphinha presentation at the Camp Nou: Brazilian winger joined Barcelona for an undisclosed fee and it’s a dream come true for him.
He is the latest Brazilian player to sign for Barcelona and it’s a dream come true for him. He turned down a move to Chelsea and Arsenal as he always want Barcelona.
He can’t wait to get started as a culer and he was so excited to wear the Barcelona shirt this afternoon. We’ll be revealing everything that he said during his interview today.
Raphinha: “I’m about to realize a big dream. I thank the president and everyone who worked for this. Visca Barça y Visca Catalunya.”
Raphinha: “I have many idols who have passed through here. Just being able to do half of what they achieved will be a lot. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a child. I’ll do my best to help Barça be Barça again.”
“I feel very privileged to be here, excited. I am fulfilling a child’s dream and I hope to be able to give the fans a lot of joy.”
“I spoke with Xavi once and it was an immense honor for me. He was a great player and is building an incredible career as a coach. I hope he helps me to be like him, a great player at Barcelona.”
“When I was a child, the Barcelona game influenced me a lot and I always had the dream of playing here. I don’t want to compare myself with great players like Ronaldinho, everyone has their way of playing.”
“I think that Barcelona, due to their greatness, always have to fight for titles.”
“Every day I try to evolve, I like to always look for the best for the group.”
Raphinha possible jersey number?
As we all know, the Brazilian winger wore the number 10 shirt at Leeds United, but it has been taken at Barcelona, after the departure of Lionel Messi.
Ansu Fati was handled the famous shirt number as he extended his stay at the club, while Ousmane Dembele took the number 7 shirt.
Raphinha could be the new Barcelona number 11 after the departure of Demir, who spent last season on loan with the Spanish giants.
Barcelona failed to make the deal a permanent and he had go leave after the end of the season. There’s a big possibility that Raphinha will take the famous shirt number.
Brazilian winger Neymar Jr also wore the same shirt number, during his time at Barcelona and Raphinha will be happy to achieve half of what Neymar has done for Barcelona.
He is an inspiration to the Barcelona new boy, including Brazilian legend Ronaldinho.