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Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho announcement had one very subtle mistake

Eagle-eyed social media users spotted the Brazilian's Facebook activity was dated

We’re not sure if you’re aware, but Philippe Coutinho is now a Barcelona player.

The Brazilian star completed a British record £142m move to the Catalans giants from Liverpool after finally fulfilling his lifelong dream.


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£142m worth of midfielder

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£142m worth of midfielder

The saga has twisted and turned since Barca first made their interest known in the summer, with a number of bids rejected despite Coutinho handing in a transfer request.

But the Reds allowed the 25-year-old to go in January, with his move finally unveiled on Monday after passing his medical.

As most clubs tend to nowadays, Barcelona used their social media influence to announce the Coutinho deal in a quirky way.

Coutinho hasn’t been assigned a number yet

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Coutinho hasn’t been assigned a number yet

But eagle-eyed Twitter users were quick to spot something very fishy about the video Barca uploaded.

The announcement had a pretty simple format, following Coutinho on his various social media platforms before welcoming the Brazilian:

But his Facebook was dated back to August 8.

Fishy

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Fishy

This suggests Barca have had the video prepared for over six months, dating back to when they first approach Liverpool for the playmaker.

Did they jump the gun with their confidence a bit and assume they could sign him in the summer?


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