Barcelona finally got their player this time around after they coughed out a whopping £145m to secure the player’s signature.
Argentine and Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi is delighted that the move have finally been accomplished.
However, Messi admits he wished the move for the Brazilian playmaker had been accomplished last summer.
Barcelona were unable to land the player in the previous transfer window after flurry of bids.
But this time, the Spanish giants finally landed their man with a deal worth £145m to secure his services.
Barca are already running away on top of La Liga table with a 19 point lead over arc rivals Real Madrid. Also they are still in Copa del Rey and Champions League.
Messi wished Coutinho’s deal had materialized before the start of the season so he would play in Champions League before being cup-tied to Liverpool.
“In our case both Coutinho and Yerry [Mina] already tried to bring the club to the summer market and it could not be. Messi said
“Now they have come in the winter, and we are happy that they are with us, although others, like [Javier] Mascherano, have left “