Coutinho is officially a Barcelona player
Philippe revealed that he had spoken to Neimar before signing: “Of course, I talked to Neimar, who said only good things about the team and the city, and I also talked to Luis Suarez and Paulinho, along with Lewis, we almost won the Premier League in Liverpool. “He sent me a lot of messages about the city and the club, which made me want to come even more.”
Coutinho said he was not worried about the fact that he could not play in the Champions League for Barca: “It has always been my dream to come to Barca, this is a unique opportunity, I have a contract for five years, so I hope to play a lot during this period “.
Asked why he really wanted to play in Barcelona, the Brazilian had no doubt: “Barca is the best team in the world, this is an easy question, many of the idols have played here and some of them play here.”
14:50 – Philippe Coutinho first set foot on Camp Nou. He was greeted by thousands of fans who came to welcome him to his new club. The Brazilian showed some skill with the ball.
14:35 – Barcelona president Jose Maria Barthomeu said the player’s desire was key to the transfer. Kouttinho himself also thanked the efforts of the Catalonian leadership: “I want to thank the President and those who made the transfer possible. I am very happy. This is a dream come true. I hope to justify the expectations of the pitch. “