Paulinho Jokes That He Is ‘Already Looking for Houses for Coutinho’ in Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Paulinho says that Philippe Coutinho would not regret it if he chooses to leave Liverpool for Barcelona. Coutinho was subject to several bids from the club during the summer and even made a transfer request to boost his chances of joining.
Liverpool resisted and Coutinho has started the season in good form. Paulinho, meanwhile, did join Barcelona from Gangzhou Evergrande this summer and has also impressed at Camp Nou with his performances.
Coutinho’s Seleção teammate told Mundo Deportivo, “I joke with him that I am already looking for a house for him here. I try to give basic information, but important to him and the family. Because, for the time I've been here, I still have not had enough time to get to know the city.
“But he knows that Barcelona is a good city that offers everything for him and his family. He needs to think. But if he does come, he will not regret it. I advise him to be calm and let the anxiety go. I also went through that when I was in China. Let him be calm and everything will work out.”
Paulinho also believes a player like Coutinho would thrive in La Liga, “It is very fast and agile, with a different technique, which gives many options for us who play in the middle of the field. Also it allows you to search for free spaces in the field to get to the goal.
“Its technical quality is its differential. In the team, you can play in two or three positions and I think this helps the coach and the players.”