Liverpool target Yerry Mina would rather “make history with Barcelona”.
Mina has been linked with a loan move to Liverpool this summer, having only joined Barcelona in January.
The centre-half has understandably struggled to adapt to life in Spain since his move from Palmeiras, and a loan spell could help him settle in Europe.
But Mina himself insists his “dream” is to succeed at the Nou Camp.
“My dream is to make history with Barcelona; the best club in the world for me,” he told reporters.
“That’s why I try to do things right. I hope to have the confidence of the coach and if not I will continue working.”
Mina netted his second goal of this World Cup against Senegal to help Colombia top Group H and head into the knockout stages, where England await.
“I want to thank God,” he said. “The coach’s plan worked. We knew Senegal would try to win the match and it’s too bad that James had to leave the match so early.
“He adds a lot of joy to our team so we’re sad about this but we managed to overcome the challenge and gain victory.
“I give all glory to God, I want to thank the entire country of Colombia, my team-mates, family and my coach, who constantly offers me trust and support. All of this motivates you to work well so from the beginning you give it your all, that’s what I always do.
“I think our team is very much connected to God, we give all glory to him. We’re always united and fight in the same direction, that’s what characterises us. We gave it our all, as always.”