The Danish forward is excited to hit the ground running at Camp Nou and reveal the club was right to bring him from Leganes.

Martin Braithwaite has voiced his enthusiasm after joining Barcelona, admitting he can not wait to join with six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, while also outlining what qualities he’ll bring to the group.

The striker finished a move to Camp Nou on Thursday after Barca triggered his $18 million (#15m/$19m) launch clause in Leganes.

The Catalans was given special dispensation to sign a forward as a result of long-term harm to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, who might not return to action this year.

Braithwaite scored six times in 24 appearances for Leganes this year to aid their fight against relegation but has only twice reached double figures for goals in one league campaign, back when he was with Toulouse in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

However, the 28-year-old sees himself as a student of the game and one whose characteristics will make him useful to head coach Quique Setien.

“I am really excited. It is a childhood dream come true,” he advised Barca TV. “Everybody who plays football dreams of playing at Barcelona. Here I am, and I am really eager to win titles.

“It is a club with plenty of pressure, plenty of expectations, and I am here to really go and try to win all possible.

“I am a technical player, constantly physical because I am really fast, really powerful. I would say my best feature is my intelligence. I move really intelligently. I study the game. I call myself a football student. I try to improve my soccer daily.

“I think, how we play , my motion will help the team a good deal. And, naturally, I am a goalscorer so I am here to score goals.”

Braithwaite is excited about the opportunity to call Lionel Messi a team-mate, hailing the Barca captain as possibly the best player in history.

“He is possibly the best player ever, so of course it is a big moment for me to have the ability to play with this man and to say that I have played with him, so I am really excited,” said the Denmark international.

Braithwaite could make his debut when Eibar visit Camp Nou on Saturday.

Barca then face Napoli in the San Paolo in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie before they take on Real Madrid at El Clasico on March 1.