Coutinho Thrilled To Work With Messi And Barca Idols
Philippe Coutinho insists he is happy to have linked up with Barcelona and its idols, Messi and Suarez and hopes to win trophies.
The Brazil international midfielder is expected to sign on Monday, after Barcelona spent €160 million to bring him to the club.
Coutinho looks set to win one trophy, with Barcelona in pole position to win the La Liga.
“I am very happy. I have always said I am living a dream, we are very happy to be here,” he told the club’s official website.
“To be able to play football, win titles, make the fans happy and play with a smile. These are the objectives.
“It is incredible to know I will be around idols, with players who have such a great history like Leo, Luis, [Andres] Iniesta, [Gerard] Pique, [Sergio] Busquets… all the great players.
“I am very happy to know I will be playing with them and I hope to be able to learn, live and win together.”