Philippe Coutinho says the possibility of enjoying with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez way his transfer to Barcelona is a dream come true forward of his reliable unveiling.
The completing touches had been placed on his British report switch from Liverpool, which might be value as much as £142million, and the Spanish membership will parade him on the Nou Camp on Monday.
The 25-year-old Brazil global, who watched his new aspect’s Three-Zero win over Levante on Sunday, will carry out a ceremonial signing of his contract at 1130GMT on Monday ahead of a photograph shoot at the pitch and a press convention.
He informed Barca TV: “I am more than pleased, more than pleased. I’ve all the time stated that this can be a dream that I’m residing and I’m more than pleased to be right here.
“To have the ability to play, win titles, make the fanatics glad. all the time play with pleasure.
“It is implausible to grasp that I’m going to are living with idols, gamers with numerous historical past.
“Footballers like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, (Andres) Iniesta, (Gerard) Pique, (Sergio) Busquets.
“I am very happy to be able to live together, to be able to learn from them and be able to win together.”
Having previous been introduced at a photocall, Coutinho posted a brief video message at the Barcelona Twitter feed.
“Hi Barca fans. I am already here, it is a dream come true, and I hope to see you tomorrow,” Coutinho stated.
Coutinho is becoming a member of a staff which can be 9 issues transparent on the most sensible of LaLiga and reputedly on easy methods to every other identify.
And boss Ernesto Valverde is assured Coutinho, who arrived at Liverpool from Inter Milan for £eight.5million in January 2013, will end up a treasured addition to his star-studded squad.
“I think he can bring us a lot of things,” Valverde stated at a press convention after Sunday’s recreation, as quoted through Spanish media outlet Marca.
“Coutinho rankings targets, assists, he can play each within (down the centre) and outdoor (at the flanks).
“I’ve noticed him play in lots of positions each for Liverpool and in his nationwide staff.
“After taking a long break, he is already with us, we hope he will help us and we will wait to see him train for at least one day to assess his condition.”