Barcelona defender Dani Alves has paid tribute to "electric" Nolito ahead of the Catalan club's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on Wednesday.
Nolito joined Barcelona B in 2008, but only made one first-team appearance for the Spanish giants before leaving for Benfica in 2011.
The 28-year-old returned to Spanish football with Celta in 2013 and has thrived in Vigo, hitting 25 goals in his first two seasons with the La Liga side.
The forward has also started the new campaign in excellent form, scoring four league goals in four games for the unbeaten Sky Blues.
"Nolito is electric. He has two sides and he's very intense. Trying to stop him is a welcomed challenge. We want to face the best of the best," Alves told Barcelona TV.
Nolito was strongly linked with a return to Barcelona in the summer and is reportedly still a transfer target for Luis Enrique's team.