Philippe Coutinho became the world’s third most expensive player behind Neymar and Bale after his transfer to the Camp Nou on Saturday. The Brazilian who was more than critical to the rival of the current Liverpool Fc squad was more than delighted to be received by the thousands of spectators who came out to welcome him. He expressed gratitude to his former club and the fans and didn’t forget to acknowledge the help from his wife in his decision.
For the first time in the history of Barcelona, they have been able to spend in excess of 300 million euros due to the transfer of Neymar to PSG for 222 million euros.
Since July 1 2017, these are the transfers barca has made:
1. Coutinho – 120m euros
2. Dembele – 105m euros
3. Paulinho – 40m euros
4. Semedo – 30m euros
5. Deulofeu – 12m euros
With the huge spending this period the La liga leaders will hope the additions would strengthen their squad for the remainder of the season and the seasons to come.