OFFICIAL: Barca unveil new defender

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FC Barcelona have now officially unveiled their second signing of the transfer window, Andreas Christensen.

The Blaugrana confirmed their first two signings of the window on Monday, having brought in free agents Franck Kessie, who was unveiled on Wednesday, as well as Denmark international Christensen.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Christensen's first few hours as a Barca player!

The former Chelsea star has signed a deal until 2026 with the Catalans, and his buyout clause has been set at €500 million (R8.5 billion), the club confirmed upon his signing.

With the Dane having completed a medical earlier on Thursday, he has now been unveiled at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground, and signed his new contract.

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"I am very proud to have fulfilled a dream. I am very grateful to the president, Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff for making this signing possible. It is a dream come true," Christensen said at his presentation.

"I can't wait to get started. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the fans in the stadium. We all have the same goal."

Barcelona president Joan Laporta also expressed his delight at his club's latest signing, saying at the unveiling: "Hello Christensen, it's a very special day in Barcelona, thanks for your sacrifice to come here.

"Christensen, when he was eight years old, wrote on a piece of paper that one of his dreams was playing at Barca. That's what we want here at Barca.

"We want players in the first team dreaming of playing at Barca."

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