Pep Segura confirms Coutinho and Dembelé deals close to being finalised
The sports manager for football reveals that he expects both players to don the FC Barcelona jersey but that neither transfer has been officially sealed yet
11:01PM Wednesday 16 Aug
Speaking after tonight’s Spanish Super Cup second leg, FC Barcelona manager of sport for football, Pep Segura, has stated that Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund and France striker Ousmane Dembélé “are very close” to joining the FC Barcelona first team and that he hopes to see them wearing the jersey in the not too distant future.
But he also insisted that neither player has officially been signed “and we can’t say anything else until the deals have been finalised.”
Barça’s recently signed full back Nélson Semedo made his official debut at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday, while Brazil international Paulinho will be presented to the fans tomorrow Thursday, pending his medical tests in the morning.