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Rakitic admits that Coutinho’s price is a bit high

Croatia International Ivan Rakitic has admitted that Barcelona paid a high price to acquire the signature od Philippe Coutinho, but hopes that the Brazilian can help Barcelona to secure the La Liga title. According to reports, Coutinho cost Barcelona 160 million euros, which has made him attain the status of the 3rdmost expensive player of all time behind Kylian Mbappe whose final move to PSG on a permanent deal will cost 180 million euros and fellow Brazilian Neymar However, Rakitic who will now face stiffer competition for midfield places in Barcelona's starting line up admitted that the fee for Coutinho is a sign of the times. "My opinion doesn't matter, but the price has gone a bit high, that's what the market dictates," according to quotes from Marca "Every great player is...