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Coutinho: Why I Joined Barca

Philippe Coutinho: Why I Joined FC Barcelona

By Keegan Kruger - Jan 08, 2018 10:01 AM @KeeganKruger

Brazil international Philippe Coutinho has revealed why he desperately wanted to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Official: Barca Sign Coutinho For £142m

The attacking midfielder, who has agreed a five-year deal with the Blaugrana, reportedly cost them €160 million (R2.37 billion) and is expected to be officially unveiled on Monday afternoon.

While doing a tour of the Camp Nou with club officials, Coutinho told members of the media that he is excited to start his new adventure, which will see him line up alongside a few of his "idols".

"I am very happy. I have always said I am living a dream, we are delighted to be here," Coutinho told Barcelona's official website.

"To be able to play football, win titles, make the fans happy and play with a smile. These are the objectives.

"It is incredible to know I will be around idols, with players who have such a great history like Leo (Lionel Messi), Luis (Suarez), (Andres) Iniesta, (Gerard) Pique, (Sergio) Busquets... all the great players.

"I am delighted to know I will be playing with them and I hope to be able to learn, live and win together."

Klopp Comments On Coutinho's Move To Barca

The Brazilian's move sees him follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez, who left the Merseyside club for the Catalan giants in 2014.

Do you think the signing of Coutinho was good business by the Blaugrana? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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My favourite player
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U are at the right place now and sourounded by champions only if neymar and mpape were on tht team
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U are already a la liga champion
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blackmeteor Jan 09, 2018 12:49 PM
Good good, now get well soon, hope it's only a short-term injury.....................
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ko mokokotlo Jan 09, 2018 11:38 AM
liverpool should have held onto this boy until the end of the season as they will not qualify for the champions league the next season. but what a good move fr the future boy and congrats
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BALTON TITUS Jan 09, 2018 09:30 AM
Liverpool lost a good player
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Good for you boykie.....lesson don't be big headed stay humble just like in the Reds colours
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RayzaKhosistency Jan 08, 2018 04:13 PM
Finally!what do liverfool know about best players anyway?
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Makarina Jan 08, 2018 01:43 PM
He just wanted to be big. That's all.
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Richardpirates Jan 08, 2018 01:30 PM
Great move now we can forget about Neymar at barca but i stil love him but hated the fact that he left barca
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Schweinstriker_31 Jan 08, 2018 01:28 PM
welcome boi
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rhoozy Jan 08, 2018 01:25 PM
Good move
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Yes Yes Yes
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Welcome home boy make us proud
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Matayitayi Jan 08, 2018 12:21 PM
Now you are playing for no 1 team in the world football..welcome to Catalonia boy .
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Welcome to the home of champions.....where winning is the order of the day n trophies n honours will come ur way like no body's business.....
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One thing for sure you are in home trophies

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