Three Barcelona stars annoyed at Coutinho’s arrival

Former Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho was presented as a Barca player on Monday 8 January after the Spanish giants confirmed they were signing the Brazil international on Saturday afternoon in a £142m deal.

However, according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, not everyone in the Nou Camp dressing room is pleased with Coutinho’s arrival. They claim Barca stars Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele wanted Coutinho to join in the summer instead of this month.

The Nou Camp trio do not want to be dropped ahead of the World Cup in Russia at the end of the season. Don Balon added that Iniesta and Rakitic have even threatened to quit Barca if their game time is reduced.

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