In this really busy month of January, Barcelona finally got their hands on Philippe Coutinho, who had been on the board’s radar for quite some time.
The versatile Brazilian will give Valverde numerous options in midfield and he is also expected to link up with Messi and Suarez to form a brand new attacking trident.
Barcelona also roped in Colombian Yerry Mina from Palmeiras. The 23 year old has made quite a name for himself in South America and will be keen to do the same in Europe.
Javier Mascherano was given a fitting farewell before he left for China while Turan, Deulofeu and Rafinha were loaned out for lack of match time and to make way for the new players.
An Overview :
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – £142 million
Yerry Mina (Palmeiras) – €11.8 million