The Brazil star told DiarioSport: "As I have said more than once, it would be an honour and a pleasure to play in a team of that level.

"Pep Guardiola is spectacular.

"Besides being a footballer, I love football and always watched the Barca-Madrid games. In Brazil he has always been considered a giant in his position.

"He was a great footballer and I have no doubt that he will be a great coach."