Sao Paulo defender Lyanco has spoken with delight about his impending move to Torino and confirmed reports that Juventus were also chasing his signature.
The highly-rated young Brazilian is travelling to Turin for a medical next week following Sao Paulo's Sporting director Jose Neto Jacobsen's confirmation that a deal had been agreed to between the two clubs.
Now, ahead of his journey, Lyanco has revealed his excitement over the prospect of playing for Torino but acknowledged that he will need time to adjust to the Italian game.
“I will need some time to adapt to a new country, new language and new teammates, but I hope that it’ll be quick so I can help my new squad,” the 20-year old told UOL.
In the weeks prior to the move being finalised, reports emerged that La Granata's cross-town rivals, Juventus, were also interested in acquiring the player's services.
“It’s true that Juventus wanted me, but then Torino came in," Lyanco said, "It’ll be fun and important to play against Juve in the derby."
“Toro bought my rights and I am happy, I can’t wait to start this new adventure.
"It was a tough decision to leave my friends and my country, but I am ready,” he added.