25-year old Brazilian starlet has joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a deal worth about 142 million pounds. The midfielder is said to have pushed for the move by going on strike at his former employers in England.
The player has been on the La Liga leaders’ radar since the summer transfer window last year, even before Neymar left Barcelona for Qatari-owned French club PSG in a world record move worth about 262 million dollars. Ousmane Dembélé was later bought from Borussia Dortmund as the replacement for Neymar after bids for Coutinho were denied three times, reports claim. Dembélé’s time at the club has not been so promising after an injury in his third game, leaving him with four months to recover. Now that Barcelona’s dream boy, Coutinho has arrived, Dembélé’s time at the club might be at just a little stake.