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Ex- Messi's agent blasts Barcelona over Coutinho's deal - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/01/2018

Former Lionel Messi’s agent Josep Maris Minguella has blasted Barcelona over the signing of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

Minguella is of the opinion that Barcelona paid excess money to bring Coutinho to Camp Nou after the Catalonia directors sanctioned a €160m deal for the Brazilian forward.

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"Coutinho is not worth 160 million," he said on Radio MARCA.

"He is a good player, who will improve the team but he can't be worth what they paid for him.

"The departure of Neymar saw Dembele quickly signed, but he isn't worth 140m.

"Now Coutinho at 160 million... despite the current madness in the world of football, that can't be accepted as the market price."

Minguella was responsible for Messi arrival at Barcelona at a tender age.