Barcelona captain Andreas Iniesta has shown a sign of frustration when his fellow teammates were welcoming their new signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, according to claims.
Barcelona shield out €160m to sign Coutinho from Liverpool, the Brazilian is yet to training with the rest of the squad due to a thigh injury detected during his medical with the Camp Nou outfit.
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Coutinho was given a warm welcome by Barcelona players, but Iniesta’s greetings seem to be "cold", according to a source inside the locker room as reported by Diario Gol.
"He did not look at his face", they say, adding that "his greeting was possibly the coldest of all".
Okdiario pundit Eduardo Inda has also made the same claim.
It is suggested that the Brazilian signing will have a direct impact on Iniesta’s future at the club. The Spanish international was outstanding in the El-Clasico against Real Madrid but with the arrival of Coutinho, Iniesta needs to buckle up to merit a place in Ernesto Valverde’s starting XI
Iniesta has been subjected to one –year deal due to his age.