Barcelona confirm new shirt number for Coutinho

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/08/2018

Barcelona have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho is the club’s new No. 7 and has been handed the shirt number ahead of the new season

The 26-year-old Brazil international wore the No. 14 after arriving from Liverpool in January but now takes over the No. 7 which was last worn by Ardan Turan.

Coutinho who featured for his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they reached the quarter-finals, follows in the footsteps of club legends Luis Figo and David Villa in taking on the mantle.

It had seemed that La Liga Champions were keeping hold of the No. 7 for Antoine Griezmann before he opted to remain at Atletico Madrid.

Coutinho scored eight goals in 18 for the Catalan club last season and winning La Liga and Copa del Rey.