Phillipe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho has now moved to Barcelona after a $142 million move from Liverpool. Though is official unveiling is on Monday, the new member of the team has appeared in front of selected media wearing the Barcelona shirt.

The $142 million deal makes Coutinho the second most expensive player after his friend and Fellow Brazilian, Neymar.


He will be expected to do his medicals on Monday, and then be introduced to the press afterwards. He was already spotted on Camp Nou on Sunday.

In a short video posted by Barcelona FC twitter account, Coutinho said; "Hi Barca fans," he said, "I am already here, it is a dream come true, and I hope to see you tomorrow. Visca Barca!"

Liverpool is now looking for a replacement for Coutinho, and reports said that Anfield might be looking to bring in Monaco's Thomas Lemar.

In a statement by the Liverpool manager Jurgen Kloppn on the club website, he wrote;

It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho. It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.

Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his teammates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.



The "special one" and Chelsea football club manager, Jose Mourinho have said that Eden Hazard is the best player in the premier league and there is no player fit of the PFA player of the year award but Eden Hazard. 

Mourinho said that with he is doing, speaking in all honesty, there shouldn't be a debate. If anyone throws name on the table, it is because they want to sell papers, to throw sand into people's eyes. , Mourinho told reporters.    


Sport analyst has tipped the likes of Liverpool playmaker, Phillipe Coutinho and Tottenham FC striker, Harry Kane as real contenders for the title. Mourinho has thrown his weight in support of the Belgian player. John Terry was the last player to have won the award in 2004-2005 after he captained the Chelsea team to win the league title.

Chelsea FC is currently topping the premiership table, with 7 points clear ahead of Arsenal FC. Mourinho said that the premiership title race is the most difficult in his managerial career