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Coutinho welcomes Arthur move

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Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he is excited at the prospect of teaming up with his Brazilian international teammate Arthur at Barcelona

Arthur’s transfer to Barcelona was finally confirmed by the club over the weekend with a transfer fee of €30m with an additional €9m in variable amounts.

Coutinho has expressed enthusiasm towards the arrival of the Gremio midfielder with the Brazilian convinced that his compatriot will bring a lot of quality and personality to the side.

“He is also a great player and another who I have played with at international level,” said the 25 year-old, according to Marca.

“What he brings is a lot of quality and personality on the field.

“That can be seen in any games you watch him in and he’s also a great guy off the field too.”

Arthur is expected to officially join Barcelona in January 2019, while Coutinho will be cup-tied for the squad in their return leg against Chelsea in the Champions League.