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‘It’s a dream come true’ – First look at delighted Coutinho at early Barcelona unveiling

Philippe Coutinho will be officially paraded as a Barcelona player on Monday, but we got our first look at the Brazilian at the Nou Camp on Sunday night.

The 25-year-old has joined the Catalan giants in a £142m move from Liverpool, as per BBC Sport, while he is set to pen a five-and-a-half year deal with the La Liga outfit.

In turn, he was seen going through a photo shoot at the Nou Camp after his new club’s 3-0 win over Levante which leaves them nine points clear at the top of the table.

Given Coutinho will be cup-tied in the Champions League for the second half of the campaign, he’ll be fully focused on helping Barca lift the league title this season, and they’re certainly in a strong position to do so.

Meanwhile, he looked absolutely delighted on Sunday, as he was pictured in some more casual Barcelona gear, and he spoke briefly in a video message to the club’s supporters, as seen below.

Coutinho noted that “it’s a dream come true” for him to be a Barca player, but the pressure will certainly be on his shoulders moving forward to live up to his price-tag and to also be a fundamental piece in the club’s future success.

It’s a crucial signing in that Andres Iniesta continues to edge closer to the end of his playing career, and Coutinho seems perfectly suited to filling that creative role in the long-term while he’ll look to settle and become a key figure in the months ahead before his responsibility grows.

For now though, he looks like he’s soaking up every minute as he prepares to be handed a warm welcome from the fans on Monday…

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