Coutinho is now an FC Barcelona player. The team has welcomed the Brazilian international’s arrival as the squad’s newest member.

Coach Ernesto Valverde was full of praise for the Club’s latest acquisition. “We hope he will give us a lot. He is a player who scores goals and creates goals.”

He can play out wide or in the middle. He will help us from an attacking point of view. He is a well-known figure in world football and we are here to help him and for him to help us.”

His team mate at Liverpool, Luis Suárez was also delighted to be reunited with his old friend. “As a team mate and a friend I am really happy because I think he will bring a lot to the team. Everybody knows about his quality. He has been playing at the top level for several years now and that is important. “

We will have to welcome him as best we can so he feels at home. We know that changing club is always difficult but I think due to his profile, he will adapt well,” said the Uruguayan.

Finally, his international team mate Paulinho gave his thoughts: “He’s a great player, top quality. I am sure he will help Barça achieve their objectives.” 

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