The Lengths Coutinho Went to in Order to Secure Barcelona Move

Lawrence Kim
January 9, 2018

A Liverpool statement said: "The offer - which applies to all shirts purchased in official club outlets and via the official LFC website - follows today's announcement that Coutinho will join FC Barcelona and reflects the exceptional circumstances behind the player's departure".

The Catalan giants are reported to have agreed a deal worth up to £142million with Liverpool to bring the Brazilian playmaker to Camp Nou, after a series of bids failed in August.

Neymar has sent a message to Coutinho about his Barcelona transfer.

Philippe Coutinho has been presented as a Barcelona player for the first time.

'It's an honour to play with him again'.

Coutinho came to Liverpool following a poor five years as an Inter player that included an initial two-year loan spell at hometown team Vasco da Gama and then a year at Barcelona-based club Espanyol after failing to impress in Italy.

Maybe, in hindsight, it was a good move from the club to place him on the calendar so early in the year.

"It is his dream and I am now convinced there is nothing left at our disposal to change his mind".

"I have so much belief in the talent we have here already", he said, "and even more faith, together with our owners, that we will make continued investment into the playing squad, which will allow more growth and more improvement".

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