Ronaldinho wants to see Coutinho at Barcelona

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants Coutinho to join the Catalan club as soon as possible

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants Coutinho to join the Catalan club as soon as possible

Whilst wider media outlets in Spain repeatedly suggest the Liverpool transfer would be much better off in the next summer window, in Catalonia that doesn't sell enough newspapers, so the winter window has to be zoned in on. Despite signing a new contract at Anfield at the start of 2017, Barca were not deterred from making a move for the 25-year-old over summer - prompting the Brazilian to even hand in a transfer request in Merseyside. However, Jurgen Klopp's side had no intention of sanctioning the transfer of the Brazil worldwide.

Ronaldinho, who played for Barcelona between 2003 to 2008, remains hopeful to see Coutinho play for his former club.

"I would be very happy to see such a talented player wear the shirt I wore for so many years", Ronaldinho said.

"I believe the way he plays will perfectly suit Barcelona and would be delighted to see a player of such quality wear the shirt".

Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau has already admitted that the La Liga leaders have the financial muscle to sign Coutinho in January.

Coutinho played 68 minutes as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by England in Tuesday's friendly at Wembley.

Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the Liverpool man. "Those types of qualities will hopefully help Brazil win the next World Cup".

Brazil will face England in a friendly global at Wembley on Tuesday, and Ronaldinho expects the Three Lions to have a good campaign at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

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