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Philippe Coutinho’s shirt number for Barcelona has been decided – and it’s No.7

Philippe Coutinho will wear Barcelona‘s No.7 shirt after he completed his £142 million transfer from Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian travelled to Barcelona today to finalise his move after the two clubs agreed a record fee earlier in the day.

Coutinho has sign a five-and-a-half-year contract, which includes a €400 million (£355m) release clause, with the La Liga leaders.

According to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Coutinho will be given the No.7 shirt for the remainder of the campaign.

Philippe Coutinho's shirt number for Barcelona has been decided

The number is currently occupied by Arda Turan but the 30-year-old is yet to feature for Barcelona this season and is expected to leave Camp Nou at some point during the January transfer window.

Coutinho could make his debut against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening.

The Brazilian is expected to watch his new teammates from the stands as Barcelona face Levante at ”Camp Nou” on Sunday.

Coutinho had wanted to join Barcelona in the summer but Liverpool prevented the midfielder from leaving.//Actuantes//

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