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Video: Coutinho Hints Liverpool Promised Him Barca Move 6 Months Ago

Video: Coutinho Hints Liverpool Promised Him Barca Move 6 Months Ago

Philippe Coutinho has officially signed for Barcelona – and he has hinted that Liverpool agreed to let him move to Catalonia six months ago.

The Brazilian has completed his move from Anfield to the Nou Camp for an astonishing £146 million, making him the second-most expensive player of all-time, behind his good pal Neymar at PSG.

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But, for a while at least, Coutinho’s big move looked in doubt after Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool steadfastly refused several offers from Barcelona last summer – leaving the 25-year-old contemplating his future in England.

He refused to sulk, and played excellently for the Reds in the first-half of the current campaign, having scored 12 goals in all competitions so far – some of which, were absolute crackers.

As he was presented to the media today, Coutinho referred to the Liverpool hierarchy as “men of their words” – hinting that he was promised this move would definitely take place at some point:

Is this a new, modern way of handling superstar footballers? Simply promise them big moves to keep them for six or twelve months longer?

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