As Barcelona finally filled their problem spot at right-back, the man signed and tasked with the job talked about what his new club meant to him, ahead of a season in which he and his new team-mates will try to return the Blaugrana closer to its core, successful identity.

“I started to focus on Barca with Ronaldinho,” Nelson Semedo told the club's official website after completing his move from Portuguese champions Benfica on July 14.

The Portuguese defender wouldn't be alone in thinking this, but it still provided food for thought as he talked of the brilliant Brazilian capturing his childhood imagination.