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Spanish Papers: Coutinho all set for Espanyol; Messi better than Ronaldo

After completing his move to Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho has been recovering from injury in a bid to make his debut against Alaves this coming weekend but as his recovery period has improved – it now seems he could face former club Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night at Camp Nou. The Brazilian midfielder will be a timely boost for Ernesto Valverde’s side after injury to Ousmane Dembele and he could help the Catalan side overcome a 1-0 deficit to cross-city rivals Espanyol. Moving away from Coutinho, Madrid…

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Have Barcelona lost trust in La Masia?

This week, Barcelona finally signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a club record fee of £142 million. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder signed a five and a half year contract and he has been given the famous number 14 shirt, which was previously worn by the great Johan Cruyff. It is believed that Brazilian has been signed to be the successor to Andres Iniesta who is unfortunately not getting any younger. From the naked eye, Coutinho will be regarded as the perfect successor to Iniesta, due to their similar style of…

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Barcelona sign centre-back Yerry Mina early

Barcelona have completed their second signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to the Daily Mirror. The 23-year-old centre-back joins for £10.5 million and comes just three days after Barca purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. Mina was expected to join the Catalan club in the summer for €9 million (£7.9 million), but with Javier Mascherano on the verge of leaving in January, along with first-choice defender Samuel Umtiti currently on the sidelines, the deal was brought forward. Impressive for club and country…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Zidane under pressure, more than ever

Good Morning and Welcome to our brief round up of the main Spanish Papers, which focus on Zinedine Zidane and Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona. After a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on the return to league action following the winter break; Zidane is now under increasing pressure to turn Madrid’s season around. The reigning La Liga champions are 16 points behind league leaders and arch rivals Barcelona and sit in fourth place, behind Atletico Madrid and Valencia. A stumble in performance and form has also seen the likes of…

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Barcelona thankful to Liverpool for Coutinho deal

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has thanked Liverpool for reaching an agreement over the signing of Philippe Coutinho. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal a day before their 3-0 win over Levante in the league. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona on Saturday evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival and has now signed a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros….

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Coutinho ruled out for three weeks, Barca confirm

Philippe Coutinho will be out injured for three weeks after completing his move to Barcelona from Liverpool. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal a day before their 3-0 win over Levante in the league. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona on Saturday evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival and has now signed a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros. The…

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Coutinho talks about ‘dream’ Barcelona move

Philippe Coutinho has spoken his first words as a Barcelona player, saying the move is a ‘dream come true’. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal on Saturday evening. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona around 19.30 GMT the same evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival and will now sign a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros. The former…

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Global News 

Klopp explains Liverpool’s decision to sell Coutinho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the reasons behind the club’s decision to finally accept a bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho. After months and months of speculation linking the Brazilian with a move to the Camp Nou; both clubs confirmed that a deal had been reached and the former Espanyol man arrived in the Catalan capital on Saturday evening to complete all the necessary paper work. Having rejected numerous bids last summer from Barca; it was thought that Anfield bosses would once again hold firm this month but an…

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Coutinho officially joins Barcelona for £142m

Barcelona have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a fee of £142m. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal on Saturday evening. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona around 19.30 GMT the same evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival. Coutinho will now sign a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros. The former Espanyol man arrived on…

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Philippe Coutinho set to be presented as Barcelona player on Sunday

A move from Liverpool to Barcelona is within hours of completion and could even be confirmed in time for him to be presented as a Blaugrana player at their game against Levante on Sunday. Talks have been ongoing since the summer with the Brazilian desperate to return to the city where he previously spent a loan spell at Espanyol under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. AS believe that the eventual fee agreed will have a potential total of 160 million euros (£141.9 million). It’s expected that he will be presented to…

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