Ganso: It is a dream to join São Paulo
Paulo Henrique Ganso has expressed his delight at moving to São Paulo, stating that it he is very happy to have fulfilled a dream.
The former Santos star drew a record crowd to the Morumbi Stadium when he was unveiled to fans, and speaking during his first press conference he spoke of how welcoming his new club have been.
The 22-year-old said: "My feelings are the best possible, I'm very happy.
"The way I've been welcomed by the players, the staff and Sao Paulo's employees was great. This club seems the right place for me to show my skills and personality.
"It's a dream for every player to join a huge club like Sao Paulo. I'm a devout Sao Paulo fan now, and I'm looking forward to repay all this reception on the pitch."
The Brazilian playmaker does not know when he will make his debut as he is still recovering from a muscle injury to his left thigh, which he suffered during a match against New Zealand in the Olympics this summer.
He added: "I still can't say when [my debut] is going to be. I still have to regain 100 per cent of my fitness to be back, and I want to be secure about it.
"I'll do my best to be back on top form, to play the game as I'm used to and be able to represent this great club as it should."
São Paulo recently paid Santos R$23.9 million (£7.5 million) to buy their 45% ownership of Ganso, who has signed a five-year contract.