Philippe Coutinho, during a party with the selection of Brazil

THE BARCELONA SPEEDS UP THE FORMALITIES

Coutinho, increasingly near to be community in the Barça

Published:29/06/2018 - 20:29h

Updated:29/06/2018 - 22:19h

In the last hours has been able to see to the representative of Philippe Coutinho, Kia Joorabchian, in Barcelona to gather with Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Mestre, with the aim to speed up the formalities so that 'Cou' was community

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The representative of Philippe Coutinho, Kia Joorabchian, would have been seen in the last hours in the Airport of Barcelona, with the aim to gather with the president and vice-president of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jordi Mestre, to end to speed up the process to convert to Philippe Coutinho in community footballer.

The FC Barcelona wishes to avoid that Coutinho occupy square of non-EU so that, once freed his square, can arrive Arthur Melo without need that it leave Yerry Mina, or close the signing of some another player that neither have still community passport, as it could be the case of Hirving Lozano in the case that the Barcelona interest in his services strengthen .

To day of today, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina are the three players that do not have a European passport in the FC Barcelona. With the Brazilians between the usual of the team, the Colombian has his future in the air, because it arrived in winter to cover the needs of the defence and has checked that needs more minutes of game to adapt to the football of the old continent.

The fact that his growth can not develop in the continuous requirement of the Camp Nou has opened a door to that leave yielded, something that could confirm in some weeks. In this line of performance, Arthur, one of the planned incorporations for the campaign 2018-19, is near to advance his arrival to the City Condal, and precisely could occupy his square.

The simplest to solve the problem, in the case that the Barça want to remain also with Yerry Mina in the staff, is that Coutinho pass to have community passport. The Brazilian could obtain the Portuguese passport thanks to the double nationality of his wife, Aine. Already it initiated the necessary formalities to receive the documentation, but east is a process that usually requires time, and still will take in completing .

Coutinho Follows the same process that Luis Suárez

However, the evolutions are favourable and every time is more near to achieve the aim. Coutinho, by his part, is following now the same procedure that was still in his day Luis Suárez, since his wife, Sofia Balbi, was in possession of the Italian nationality and the Uruguayan forward could transact the passport of this country to be able to play as well as community. The of 'Cou' is question of weeks.

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