The 25-year-old Brazil worldwide playmaker put pen-to-paper on a five-and-a-half year agreement at the Camp Nou on Monday on conclusion of his medical with the Catalan clothing.
I’m really delighted, extremely delighted. I have actually constantly stated that it is a dream that I am living and I am really delighted to be here.
The offer had actually been concurred with Liverpool on Saturday and Coutinho revealed his pleasure at lastly protecting a relocate to the La Liga leaders having actually lost out in the summertime.
He informed Barca TELEVISION: “I’m extremely delighted, really pleased. I have actually constantly stated that it is a dream that I am living and I am really pleased to be here.
” To be able to play, win titles, make the fans pleased … constantly have fun with pleasure.
” It is unbelievable to understand that I am going to deal with idols, gamers with a great deal of history.
” Footballers like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, (Andres) Iniesta, (Gerard) Pique, (Sergio) Busquets.
” I am extremely pleased to be able to cohabit, to be able to gain from them and have the ability to win together.”
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu included: “All the Barca fans are delighted to have Coutinho here.
” It hasn’t been simple however his effort in coming, together with his strength and perseverance, have actually been essential.”
In spite of Coutinho effectively passing his medical, the thigh issue which kept him from Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Burnley on New Year’s Day is most likely to keep him sidelined up until the start of February.
That suggests he is set to make his Barca bow in the Catalan derby versus Espanyol on 4th February.