Maxwell is close to completing a switch to Barcelona after the club agreed a reported €4.5 million bid with Inter Milan.
The 27-year-old player, who will become the sixth Brazilian defender in the history of the club, is due to be officially presented as a Barcelona player at 17:30 (CET time).
He has now spoken of his delight at securing a switch to the Catalan outfit, telling Barca TV,"I am very happy to be at Barcelona: I want to sign as soon as possible to start working.
"In Italy, both me and my team-mates were saying that Barcelona play the best football in the continent.
"I am happy to have the opportunity to be part of such a good and positive group."
Luís Mira, Goal.com