Barthomeu:Phil`s patience was the key to the transfer
President Josep Barthomeu has admitted that Philippe Coutinho has made the most of every effort to make his transfer to Barcelona. It was not easy, but with his efforts, combined with his patience and strong desire, was the key to the deal, the Catalonian boss said during the official presentation of the Camp Nou player.
`We wanted to get it in the summer, ` Bartomeu continued. `Our technical secretariat has been talking about it for months. A lot of work was done, but most importantly he wanted to be with us. Otherwise there was interest from other clubs, but importantly, Phil is with us and is already part of Ernesto Valverde`s project. Besides, his family was with him all the time, proving that they also wanted to see him in Barca. We want to thank them for this. I also thank Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs via watch livescores in Europe. Eventually we sat down and understood. Without their readiness to negotiate, there would be no deal.
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