Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has this evening discussed his personal reasons for pushing through a move to Spanish giants Barcelona last month.
Barca’s chase of Coutinho was one of the talking points of the summer transfer window, with Liverpool having rejected a number of big-money bids from the Catalans for their South American star.
Jurgen Klopp and co. remained adamant throughout the saga that Coutinho was not for sale at any price, with the attacking midfielder’s dream move to the Camp Nou failing to materialise by the close of the summer transfer window.
However, it had long been widely expected, in both England and Spain, that the Blaugrana would return for Liverpool’s star man upon the opening of the winter transfer market last month, with Barca having finally pushed a move for Coutinho over the line with an offer totalling around 160 million Euro (including bonuses) on the 6th of January.
‘Want to win’
Speaking in an interview with 8tv’s ‘Fora de Joc’ earlier today, Coutinho was questioned on his reasons for pushing so persistently for a move to the Camp Nou, with the Brazilian highlighting the chance to win major titles as his main motive:
‘Everyone knows that I wanted to come to Barcelona.’
‘It wasn’t possible in the summer, but we worked so that it could be done in winter.’
‘I really want to win big titles, it was one of the reasons that made me sign for the club.’
‘I want to win as many as I can, I don’t have preferences.’