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£142m Barca deal is a dream come true for Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho says the prospect of playing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez means his move to Barcelona is a dream come true ahead of his official unveiling

Coutinho poses for a picture in Barcelona last night. Pic/ AFP
Coutinho poses for a picture in Barcelona last night. Pic/ AFP

Philippe Coutinho says the prospect of playing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez means his move to Barcelona is a dream come true ahead of his official unveiling.

The finishing touches have been put on his British record transfer from Liverpool, which could be worth up to £142million (R1218 crore), and the Spanish club will parade him at the Nou Camp today. The Brazil international, who watched his new side’s
3-0 win over Levante yesterday, will perform a ceremonial signing of his contract today before a photo shoot on the pitch and a press conference. He told Barca TV: “I’m very happy, very happy. I have always said that it is a dream that I am living and I am very happy to be here.

“To be able to play, win titles, make the fans happy… always play with joy.

“It is incredible to know that I am going to live with idols, players with a lot of history. Footballers like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, (Andres) Iniesta, (Gerard) Pique, (Sergio) Busquets.

“I am very happy to be able to live together, to be able to learn from them and be able to win together.”

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