Brazilian Coutinho is one of three non-EU players on Barcelona’s books and is set to play at the World Cup this year. Barca are not allowed any more players from outside the EU yet have scouts all over south America seeking to secure deals. And Coutinho has revealed he is set to free up a spot in the squad for a new player. In an interview with Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the ex-Liverpool star revealed how he is close to applying for a Portuguese passport. “Yes, I can get citizenship through my wife,” he said.
Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho to change nationality just months before World Cup
Express | Feb 21