'Coutinho perfect for Barcelona' - Ronaldinho

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The Liverpool midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Spain in the summer, but the Reds managed to retain their star asset

Ronaldinho believes that Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho would be a perfect signing for Barcelona.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou in the summer, with the Catalan giants making a total of three bids, with one totalling a massive €130 million.

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Liverpool managed to resist their advances and retain Coutinho, who has since scored four goals and provided three assists in nine appearances in all competitions for the Reds.

Ronaldinho, a Brazilian icon and a legend at Barca, has closely followed the 25-year-old's career, and believes he would be a shrewd addition to Ernesto Valverde's squad.

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"I would be very happy to see such a talented player wear the shirt I wore for so many years," Ronaldinho told Sky Sports, ahead of Brazil's friendly with England on Tuesday.

"I believe the way he plays will perfectly suit Barcelona and would be delighted to see a player of such quality wear the shirt.

"I like the way Coutinho plays and the type of football he brings. Those types of qualities will hopefully help Brazil win the next World Cup."

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