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Nike announce that Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona on official website

Nike announce Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona on official website
Barcelona are determined to land Philippe Coutinho (Picture: Getty)

Have Nike just confirmed that Philippe Coutinho is finally on his way to Barcelona?

Coutinho, 25, was heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp all summer, but Liverpool rejected a number of mammoth offers from the Catalan giants ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

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Barca remain intent on landing the Brazilian superstar and it appears Ernesto Valverde has got his man.

Liverpool and Barcelona fans were sent into a frenzy on Saturday night as Nike’s official website appeared to leak the sensational transfer move.

An advert for Barca’s latest strip reads: ‘Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou.

Nike announce Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona on official website
Was this an accident? (Picture: Nike)

‘Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician’s name on it. Act fast—free personalisation only available until 6 January.’

Some reports suggested that Coutinho would not move to Spain until the end of the season, but Nike’s post hints a transfer may be just around the corner. All eyes on January!

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Asked about the rumours, Coutinho recently said: ‘I always say the same thing. I try to enjoy the moment.

‘I like to play football and, every time when I go on the pitch, I try my best.’

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