Palmeiras star Menino, who has just been selected to the Brazilian national team this month, said in an interview that he dreams of joining Barcelona, and Messi is his idol.
Menino, who is only 20 years old, plays the role of midfielder. In addition, he is also capable of right back and central midfielder. He comes from Palmeiras’s youth training system. In the 2020 season, he will play in the La Libertadores and the Libertadores Cup. He has played 18 times, 17 of which served as the starter, contributing 1 goal and 3 assists. His current contract was signed in December 2024.
"I dream of joining Barcelona, Messi is my idol. Europe also has rich clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid." Menino said.
"Going to Europe to play is my biggest dream. I want to be an idol in a European team. I am working hard to improve in Palmeiras to achieve my goal of playing in Europe. I want to I have been playing in Europe for a long time, instead of just being a hurried passerby. After I go to Europe, I will try to become an idol, gain experience and win many championship trophies."