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Coutinho: What Neymar Told Me After Barca Transfer

Philippe Coutinho: What Neymar Told Me After FC Barcelona Transfer

By David Kappel - Jan 09, 2018 07:32 PM @kappilinho

New FC Barcelona record signing Philippe Coutinho has revealed what Neymar told him after he completed his €160 million (R2.37 billion) move to the Catalan giants.

Click through the gallery to see images of Coutinho's presentation at the Camp Nou.

The 25-year-old joined the La Liga side on Sunday and was presented on Monday, becoming the club's most expensive signing eve.

His countryman Neymar left Barcelona for a world record fee of €222 million (R3.3 billion) in the June-August transfer window, but had only good things to tell his Selecao teammate about his former club.

"I play with Neymar in the national team and we have been friends since we were kids," Coutinho said, as quoted by AS.

"He congratulated me and told me that there are incredible changing rooms.

"Luis Suarez and Paulinho also told me they hope I will have a very happy future here."

Coutinho, who will be reunited with his former Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou, also said the Uruguayan played an important role in his move.

"We had a very good time in Liverpool, we almost won the Premier League," he added. 

"He's a great friend and it's a great honour to be able to play with him. He told me what the club and the city were like, and it made me want to come.

"I am very happy to play with him again, he is a great player, he wrote to me a lot, he is a very close friend."

Read: Coutinho: Why I Joined Barca

With his €160 million move, Coutinho became the second most expensive player in football history.

Do you think Coutinho is worth €160 million? Have your say in the comments section below.


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McCokhoba Jan 10, 2018 06:19 PM
Dembele might leave
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Skhokho-se-khosi Jan 10, 2018 12:01 PM
Coutinho if u wana succed at barca plz stay away frm neymar
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Skhokho-se-khosi Jan 10, 2018 11:59 AM
What worries me is that where will dembele play? Coz barca paid a lot of money 4 him as well.or are they going to change formation?
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chelshity blues for life Jan 10, 2018 09:50 AM
yes is for that amount
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Faysal Jan 10, 2018 09:01 AM
Please don't flop
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Shine Tc Jan 10, 2018 08:59 AM
What a great move by Barca
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Skeem Sa HDK Jan 10, 2018 08:05 AM
He's good but is not worth that amount.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 10, 2018 07:29 AM
@leendomint coutinho is not barca material,he scored many goals from outside the box dats not barca style,the player who suit them is ntshangase
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leendomint Jan 10, 2018 07:21 AM
Coutinho must be given his Jersey number 10...
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Machine_Gun_Killer Jan 10, 2018 06:50 AM
Neymar is a great player but he have not achieve half of what CR7 have achieve at his age.
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timelessmessi Jan 09, 2018 09:29 PM
Welcome home once again
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Golden Boots Jan 09, 2018 08:43 PM
Mxm! Neymar, Neymar, Neymar all the time and we are tired editor!
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Ntuthuko5110 Jan 09, 2018 08:11 PM
he will be successful at barca
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 09, 2018 07:47 PM
MSC wll be a dangerous combination Messi,Saurez,Coutinho mmm i cnt wayt to watch them

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