Lucas Digne has hailed the quality at Barcelona and the class of Lionel Messi, but says he had to leave the club for Everton, because of his career.
The France international was snapped up by Barcelona from PSG and played at Camp Nou for two years.
Digne improved his game at Barcelona, but a lack of game time saw him dump the La Liga giants for Everton.
Digne added on his decision to link up with Everton: “Of course, Barca is the biggest club in the world – and everybody knows that. But I came to Everton because I felt there was a very good project here.
“I had such a good feeling about the club that I said to Barcelona, ‘Please let me leave to go to join Everton because it’s the best thing for me and my career.’
“In the beginning, they didn’t want to sell me. But when the coach Marco Silva called me I had such a good feeling. I knew I wanted to come Goodison Park.
“Now I am here, I want to win a lot of games and, if it’s possible, a trophy too.”