Philippe Coutinho during his presentation with the FC Barcelona


Coutinho Obtains a Portuguese passport and 'active' to the three non-EU signings

Published:10/08/2018 - 16:10h

Updated:10/08/2018 - 16:10h

It was one of the pending subjects for the Supercopa of Spain, but will not be more a worry. Philippe Coutinho has obtained a Portuguese passport and frees the squares for non-EU of the Barça, that will occupy Arthur, Malcom and Arturo Vidal

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It was one of the worries of the FC Barcelona for the official season, but the work of the summer would have given his fruits. Philippe Coutinho will start the course with a Portuguese passport, after adopting the double nationality thanks to his wife Aine. This change facilitates enormously the planning of the Catalan group, that saves some malabarismos that had happened him bill in the first meetings of the campaign.

Although the documentation was complete, delivered and accepted, the culés expected with restlessness the green light for the Supercopa, because the days continued discounting and followed having four non-EU in the staff to occupy the three squares allowed. From now on no longer it will be like this, because the carioca has freed one of the contingents.

They will be Arthur, Malcom and Arturo Vidal, two Brazilians and a Chilean, those that keep now with this condition, that will take a time in being able to modify. Although it seems something complicated that the veteran was an option -since his route in the Camp Nou would have to be shorter-, for the two youngsters opens the door to obtain the Spanish nationality in a period of two years that finish to begin.

It did weeks that worked in the configuration of the team having also in account these requirements, what already has caused the exit of Yerry Mina and in brief will do the same with Marlon Santos. The Colombian and the carioca looked for minutes far of the City Condal by diverse reasons, but east has been the definite push to change of airs.

Several signings could debut in the Supercopa of Spain

Now that the announcement will adjust entirely to the legality, opens the door to that varied of the recently arrived debut in an official tournament, since although varied have played already the International Champions Cup, this competition has a friendly character. With the Supercopa arrives the hour of the truth, and some have a lot of numbers to première .

Clément Lenglet is the one who more possibilities has to go in in defence, and Arthur also splits like favourite in the quinielas for the centre of the field. Malcom will play it to him depending on the offensive options and the training, and the one who further has it is Arturo Vidal, the last in arriving. In spite of everything, the one of Santiago is not descartado and it will be necessary to expect to the announcement and back alignment to know the novelties for the duel.

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