Barcelona were among 30 suitors in the race for their new signing Jean-Clair Tobido.
That's according to his agent, Bruno Satin, who oversaw his move from Toulouse to Barca last Thursday.
Satin revealed: "He signed up with FC Barcelona, and he was introduced on Friday by his new club.
"A big shot? This is something important, he is a footballer with a huge potential, who has chosen for a moment to try his luck elsewhere. He had already agreed at the beginning of January to join Barcelona in July, and this was anticipated since the two clubs managed to get along and find a deal for the six months that remained.
"Did I negotiate well for Todibo? Listen, we accompanied the wish of the player, which was to go to Barcelona and of course we did the negotiation as we should do. But you have to know that there were about thirty clubs that followed him, who wanted take him, including very big clubs, so they were in competition."