Barcelona signing Pjanic excited to play with 'extraterrestrial' Messi

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Barcelona signing Miralem Pjanic is excited by the prospect of playing with Lionel Messi this season.

The former Juventus midfielder was presented to local media yesterday.

janic, 30, said "it's been important for me to play alongside big players like Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) and Totti (Roma), who have been the best, an example. Now I have the chance to play alongside basically an extraterrestrial."

He continued: "But I want to enjoy myself alongside everyone. We will have 25 players in the squad and everyone's important. I believe in the spirit of a team and that will be important to achieve our objectives."

Asked if he would like to have made the move earlier in his career, Pjanic responded: "I would have like to arrive aged six, but in football the market rules and sometimes you arrive earlier; other times later. I am a professional and I have played for big clubs, all of whom I respect. Today's a dream come true, it's the maximum, and my challenge is to leave behind good memories."