​Barcelona's latest signing defender Lucas Digne has said that he has completed a life-long dream in moving to the Catalan giants.

Digne made the switch last week from Ligue 1 champions PSG on a five-year-deal for a fee of €16.5m, which could then rise to €20.5m should he achieve his contractual goals.

But it appears that money is not the motivation for the 22-year-old as he admits that moving to the Camp Nou was a dream he sought as a youngster.

The French international told ​Goal: ""When I was a boy, I told my father: “One day I will play in Camp Nou for Barcelona.

"So when the deal was done with Barcelona, I immediately called my father and told him: “My dream has come true. Now I will play at Camp Nou."


"Of course it is a dream to go to the greatest club in the world. And at only 22-years-old, I now see myself as a part of not only the present but also the future of this fantastic team. That is an amazing thought."

Digne struggled to make his mark for PSG when he ventured to the French capital from fellow Ligue 1 side Lille in 2013. However. when he was sent out on a season-long loan to Roma, the left-back found his feet quickly. 


This new-found form came at an ideal moment for the hot prospect as he had already decided that a move away from the club where he'd made just 30 appearances in three years was in his best interests.

"One year ago, I decided to tell PSG that I wanted to leave the club. They told me that they would have to go out and get another left-back then, and they did.

"I had the chance to go to Roma for a year and I enjoyed that year, developing a lot - especially in the defensive and tactical part of the game - in a top club in the Italian league.

"To me, Barcelona are the greatest club in the world. Their style of play, and winning the Spanish championship six times in the last eight seasons - that proves a lot, doesn’t it?

"I see the Spanish league as the best in the world right now, which all the good Spanish results in Europe have shown now for years."

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