Coutinho to Barcelona: Luis Suarez sorts house for ex-Liverpool teammate
Having completed his £142million transfer from Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho is in process of bedding in at his new club as he begins the next chapter of his life in Catalonia.
Coutinho's new house is reported to be in the Bellemar district of Castelldefels, an exclusive neighbourhood just along the coast from the city of Barcelona and the very same enclave in which Lionel Messi resides.
According to the Daily Mail, the Brazilian forward's beach-adjacent gaff was also reserved and signed for by the last player to make the move between Anfield and the Camp Nou, one Luis Suarez.
Barca club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, apparently asked his senior players which local hotel Coutinho might prefer to move into, only to be informed that Suarez has already sorted out accommodation for the new boy, just down the street from his own house.
So that's Coutinho on the left, Suarez on the right and Messi in the middle.
Sounds like a potent attacking cul-de-sac if ever there was one.
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