Barcelona signing names his Camp Nou idol and it isn’t Lionel Messi

Samba king

Barcelona summer signing Nelson Semedo has named legendary Brazilian Ronaldinho as his idol and the reason why he loves the club so much.

The Portuguese signing has made his love for the Catalan giants known following his move and it seems that Ronaldinho may be the reason for that.

Semedo signed for Barcelona in a €30m deal and is expected to finally be the replacement for Dani Alves who left the club two years ago.

The Brazilian left the club after a dispute with officials and the club attempted to replace him with Sevilla full-back Aleix Vidal.

That did not work out and now the club have moved to finally bring in an adequate replacement for Alves.

Speaking on why he loved Barcelona, Semedo explained: “Ronaldinho influenced me a lot, because then I played in the middle of the field.”

“I saw their matches and that influenced me a lot.”

“It [Barcelona] is my idol.”

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