Barcelona's Strength In Depth Is Pretty Outstanding After Coutinho Signing
It only took six months of speculation and talk but finally, in case you live under a rock, Philippe Coutinho is a Barcelona player, and we all sighed a sigh of relief. And now Barcelona's squad looks on another level.
In the Premier League Manchester City are rather running away with things and you'd be hard pressed to find a way to actually improve their team, in fact opposition fans would be pretty annoyed if they did.
La Liga isn't much different with Barcelona currently leading Atletico Madrid by a measly seven points but perhaps more importantly Real Madrid are 15 points behind, at time of writing.
So it wouldn't have exactly been a moment of celebration at the Bernabeu when they found out that Ernesto Valverde had strengthened his team by splashing about £140 million on Philippe Coutinho, a not too shoddy midfielder.
In fact the Catalan side are also expected to add to their defensive options in the next couple of days with Colombian centre back Yerry Mina expected to be announced on Wednesday.
With those two additions Valverde now has a very strong squad to pick from as they hunt down the title:
Coutinho of course can't play in the Champions League for Barcelona this season having played for the Reds in the Group Stages and should Jurgen Klopp's side get past Porto in the next round and Barca beat Chelsea then there's every chance the two sides could come up against each other.
The La Liga leaders are unlikely to add any more players to their squad in this transfer window but they could lose players. Arda Turan is likely to leave whilst Gerard Deulofeu and Aleix Vidal could both depart too.