Iniesta approves of Coutinho

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Iniesta approves of Coutinho

Andres Iniesta has backed Barcelona to rekindle their interest in Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho when the transfer window opens in January.

But with Barca looking to solidify their lead at the top of La Liga, Iniesta wants to see the club bring in Coutinho, as well as Colombia worldwide Yerry Mina, when the transfer window opens next month.

It is suggested that Coutinho has guarantees from Liverpool that if Barcelona are prepared to pay an eventual fee of around €140m, he will be allowed to move to the Nou Camp. The former Inter Milan starlet has since flourished playing alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, and was even made captain by Klopp for their Champions League clash against Spartak Moscow, who more than felt the Brazilian's wrath as he plundered a hat-trick.

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So the Spanish midfielder is very keen on Coutinho and believes that he would be a very good addition to Barcelona's new generation being created by Valverde. Liverpool isn't his team. "The Brazilian lads and Coutinho probably grew up thinking about Barcelona and Real more than he did Liverpool and [Manchester] United".

"I understand his thinking".

"I think they would be two important reinforcements to the squad", Iniesta told reporters. There's not this whinging and poor body language. It's completely up to Liverpool what a "reasonable price" is and, here's a Sport Witness guarantee, what the Anfield want to get and what Barcelona think is reasonable will be different, at least to start with. "Full marks to him!"

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