Barcelona coach Ernest Valverde excited by Philippe Coutinho's versatility after striker's arrival


The Catalan giants confirmed at the weekend they had reached an agreement with Liverpool for the purchase of Coutinho for a reported £143m, with the forward to be unveiled to the Barca fans on Monday.

And, speaking of Coutinho’s arrival, Valverde said: "I think he can bring a lot to the team. He scores and sets up goals, and going forward he can help us a lot as he can play both inside and out wide.

”He is versatile and we can take advantage of his versatility."

The coach added: "It is a signing that has been talked about for a long time, although it was not something I was keen to discuss.

“He [Coutinho] is here now, and good luck to him, because if he has luck then it will be good for us."

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