Santos striker Thiago Ribeiro set for debut against Barcelona
Santos' new striker Thiago Ribeiro will make his debut at the club against Barcelona in August.
The striker was recently signed from Italian club Cagliari for 3 million Euros, but he could not debut yet as he is not fully fit
Manager Claudinei Oliveira has confirmed the debut will happen against Barcelona, he told Lancenet: "I haven't talked with him about positioning, I haven't talked much.
"Let's see with the medical department when I will be able to field him, but my idea is to field him against Barcelona, so that he can get used to the squad, this is important.
"If we work only one period there, he will work two periods, so we will accelerate his match fitness, he will certainly play some minutes against Barcelona, as many as he can."