Liverpool land Brazilian winger for €10m

Updated: January 27, 2013

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to take Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho to Anfield for a few of around €10m.

The 20 year old will arrive on Merseyside early next week and the club will begin the process of securing a work permit for the player.

Brendan Rodgers had confirmed on Thursday that Liverpool were not finished in the transfer market after signing Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea early in the window.

Liverpool’s first two bids for Coutinho were rejected by the Serie A club and were outbidded by Southampton who put in a bid of €13m for the midfielder but the player was intent on signing for Liverpool.

Sky Italia have now confirmed that the bid of just over €10m has been accepted and the player will join up with the Liverpool team in the next few days.

Speaking about the transfer policy at Liverpool Rodgers said, “The real plans are for now. Short term we want to improve and develop. You can see that, we brought in Daniel and he’s been excellent so far.

“We got the recruitment team in, the lines are very clear, everyone has an understanding of where we’re at and it’s working how we envisaged it to work.

“There is a small group who communicate a lot and go through targets, and there is a small group who’ll decide what players we’re going to bring in. It’s worked very, very well, and that relationship will only get better going forward.”

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