Jordi Alba Relishing Playing With ‘Barca Style’ Coutinho
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba is relishing hooking up with Brazilian playmker PhilippeCoutinho, after the player completed a £142m transfer from Liverpool last Friday.
Alba says that Coutinho is already a player in the Barcelona mould and believes that theplayer also has the character and personality to thrive at the Nou Camp.
Speaking to Sport newspaper in Catalonia, the Spain left-back said, “Coutinho is a Barçastyle player and I'm sure the supporters are going to enjoy him. And he is going to help us alot, too.
“To be honest, the squad was already really good and the now, with the signings that we'remaking, I am sure they're going to take us forward again.”
Coutinho is close to Luis Suarez and is an international colleague of Paulinho, both of whomare mainstays in the Barca squad. Alba says Coutinho has had glowing references fromboth.
“They've told me what a good person he is. It's important to have these type of players in thesquad for football and human reasons. Signings like Coutinho and Dembele improve thequality already in the squad.”