Paulinho Wants Coutinho at Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Paulinho says he would love for the club to sign his compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Barca made several bids for the Liverpool forward over the summer, all of which were rejected.
Coutinho submitted a transfer request in an attempt to force a move, but the Reds still held firm. Barca did manage to land Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Gangzhou Evergrande during the summer.
Paulinho admits he would love to see Coutinho join him, telling Mundo Deportivo, “I’ve already talked a few times about the Coutinho question. Everyone expects the great players to come to Barcelona, we have a very strong group of great players.
“Without Coutinho people are doing a great job. It is not necessary to say much, he is a great player who has been making a difference in his team, in the Brazilian team. He is young but with experience in Europe.
“I want him to come, I think it would be a great contract for Barca. It would be a great happiness for me, because we would have another great player and another Brazilian.”