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New €35m Signing: Why I Chose Barca

New FC Barcelona signing Clement Lenglet, who was also linked with Manchester United, has explained why he chose to join the Catalan giants.

Read: Official: Barca Announce Second Signing

The LaLiga champions confirmed the signing of the French defender on Thursday, with the player penning a five-year deal with the club.

Jose Mourinho's Man United were also interested according to ESPN but the 23-year-old says he chose Barca because they are the biggest club in the world.

"I chose Barcelona because, for me, they're the biggest club [in the world] and they play in Spain, which is the best league in the world," Lenglet added. "I want to win trophies and I think I am at the best possible club to do that.
 
"Of course, I also want to play, because a player that doesn't play isn't always happy. I am here to learn, to play minutes and to win titles.
 
"Like all players, I want to play as much as possible. I know I am at a big club with a lot of competition in my position but I am going to do all I can to be on the pitch every game.
 
"I am ambitious but also respectful. There are really good players here and I will learn from them on the training ground and in matches - whether I'm playing or not.
 
"When you have the opportunity to play in a stadium like this, play the Champions League, play with [Lionel] Messi, have the option to win the Champions League... this gives you motivation to sign here."
 
 
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