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Valverde discusses where Coutinho might fit into his Barcelona side

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been talking about the club’s latest signing Philippe Coutinho and is confident he will improve the team.

Valverde also talked about where Coutinho might play, with the versatile Brazilian able to play in a variety of positions.

“I think he’s a player that can add a lot of things to the team,” Valverde said in his postgame news conference.

”He scores goals, creates goals [...] offensively he’s a player that can improve us. It’s a big signing for us.

“We hope that he will help us and that he has a lot of luck because his luck will be our luck, too.

“I have seen [Coutinho] play right, left, through the middle, in attack and in midfield for Liverpool and Brazil.

“He has that versatility and we will look to take advantage of it.

”So we will see [where he plays], but I don’t think he will be playing in goal!”

Source | ESPN

Coutinho is due to be officially unveiled tomorrow but he’s already had a quick look around Camp Nou this afternoon.

We should get more details tomorrow such as when he might make his debut, what shirt number he’s taking and we’ll bring you all the latest as it happens.

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