Ex-Liverpool Star Gets Coveted No. 7 Shirt At Barcelona
Barcelona have finally gotten a no. 7 having previously left the number vacant in the hope they would complete the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
However, a deal for the French ace never materialised, as he committed his future to Atletico instead.
So, Barcelona have handed the No.7 shirt to former Liverpool ace, Philippe Coutinho.
The brilliant Brazilian joined Camp Nou in January from Liverpool for an initial £105 million, which could rise to £142 million.
He subsequently played 18 La Liga games, scoring an impressive eight goals – including some stunning strikes, as Barcelona won the La Liga title and Copa del Rey.
When Coutinho arrived in Spain, he wore the No.14 shirt but he’s swapped jerseys ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and is set to become a vital player in Ernesto Valverde’s fold.
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old replaces Arda Turan as Barcelona’s No.7. The Turkish midfielder left Spain to return to Turkey in 2017.
Pedro, David Vila, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Henrik Larsson, Javier Saviola, Luis Figo not to mention Pep Guardiola, among others, have also donned the iconic number.
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