The Brazilian insists he never turned down Parma earlier this month.
“I want to clarify straight away that I didn’t refuse to join Parma,” the South American commented. “I’m happy to be here and I want to show everyone my worth.”
The deal to take the wing-back to the Gialloblu looked to have collapsed earlier this week, but the 25-year-old will now end the campaign with their No 2 shirt on his back.
“I chose Parma because they are a great team and I’m at the complete disposal of the Coach,” the right-sided player added.
“I can play in a four-man defence or in midfield if a three-man defence is used. I like to attack and I want to enjoy myself.”