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It came as no surprise when Catalonia’s premier soccer outfit Barcelona presented their new signing Henrik Larsson at a specially arranged club press conference Wednesday. The 32-year-old striker signed a one-season deal with the Spaniards, where he’ll be reunited with another Feyenoord prodigy Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Larsson moved from Helsingborg to Rotterdam in 1993 and cut his teeth at Feyenoord, where he scored 26 goals in 101 games before moving on to Celtic in 1996.
Henke expressed his delight at the deal on Barcelona’s website. ‘Barcelona is more than a club, it’s a way of life. There’s a lot of pressure, but I know what this means because I've lived the experience in Scotland. I haven’t come here for a holiday; I mean to give it my all. I'll always battle to the end.’
Larsson added that he expects the familiar face of Van Bronckhorst to help him fit in faster. ‘My friendship with 'Gio' will make it easier for me to adapt.’