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Martin Braithwaite makes Barcelona move: I'm really fast, I'm strong - and excited!

Martin Braithwaite is delighted with his move to Barcelona.

Barcelona completed the signing of Braithwaite from Leganes for 18 million euros on Thursday, with the Dane arriving to cover the long-term injury to Ousmane Dembele.

"I'm really excited; of course, this is a childhood dream come true," Braithwaite told Barcelona's official media outlets.

"I think everyone who plays football, they dream of playing for Barcelona and here I am. I'm really excited to win titles.

"It's a club with a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations and I'm here to go and try to win everything possible."

Some Barcelona fans may not be familiar with Braithwaite, so what kind of player is he?

"I'm a technical player, also physical," he stated.

"I'm really fast, I'm strong, and I would say my best attribute is my intelligence; I move really intelligently, and I study the game.

"I'm a football student, I call myself, and I always try to improve my football every day.

"I think the way we play here, my movement will help the team a lot, and of course, the main thing is I'm a goalscorer, so I'm here to score goals."

The former Middlesbrough forward will now get a chance to link up with Lionel Messi, who he was full of praise for.

"This is maybe the best player ever in football, so of course this is a big moment for me to be able to play with this guy and to have said that I've played with him, so I'm really excited," Braithwaite concluded.

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