Ronaldinho wants to see Coutinho at Barcelona

Former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho is hoping to see his countryman Philippe Coutinho complete his much-talked-about transfer to Camp Nou.

Barca chased the Brazilian for most of the last transfer window, and are expected to pursue him once again as his good form continues for the Reds with four goals in his last five games.

"I would be very happy to see such a talented player wear the shirt I wore for so many years," said Ronaldinho said from London.

"I believe the way he plays will perfectly suit Barcelona and would be delighted to see a player of such quality wear the shirt.

"I like the way Coutinho plays and the type of football he brings. Those types of qualities will hopefully help Brazil win the next World Cup."

Brazil will face England in a friendly international at Wembley on Tuesday,  and Ronaldinho expects the Three Lions to have a good campaign at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

"I follow them closely and you can see a lot of young players coming into the team," Ronaldinho said.

"Even though they're not very well known right now, they've got talent and will only get better.

"This England team won't be about individuals but about the strength of the group. I think they'll have a good World Cup."