FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke on Coutinho signing after Barca unveiled the Brazilian player this afternoon.

"All the Barca fans in the world are happy today to meet Philippe Coutinho. We've tried to get him to come and play for us since last summer."

"He was patient and that was the determining factor in bringing him here. I'm very happy to announce the signing of one of the stars of world football, we hope for a long time."

"Everyone knows him as a player. But what I can say is that it wasn't easy to bring him here. But he wanted to be here and he's part of the new project with Ernesto Valverde. He has a lot of family with him here today which everyone wanted and that's what we've done to make it happen."