Philippe Coutinho relishing chance to play with "idols"

Coutinho relishing chance to play with
New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho says that he is relishing the chance to play alongside some of his "idols" at Camp Nou.

New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho has said that he is relishing the chance to link up with some of his "idols" at Camp Nou.

Coutinho will complete his £146m move from Liverpool today once the formalities are thrashed out, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract in a deal which will make him the second-most expensive player of all time.

The 25-year-old has described the move as a "dream come true" and is now looking forward to playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta.

"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," Coutinho told Barca TV.

"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, 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."

Coutinho could make his debut for Barcelona during the Copa del Rey clash with Celta Vigo on Thursday.

Philippe Coutinho pictured in action for Liverpool on December 10, 2017
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