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Monday, January 30, 2012
Coutinho bound for Spain

ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he will play for Primera Division side Espanyol until the end of the season.

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Brazil international Coutinho will join the Catalan outfit on a five-month loan deal. "I've come here to pick up my stuff and say goodbye to everyone,'' he told Sky Sport Italia.

"However, I will only be away for five months. I need to play and I think I can do well at Espanyol before returning here. I would like to thank all of the fans but I will be back. I'm an Inter supporter myself and I think we can win the league this season.''

The 19-year-old moved to Inter in the summer of 2010 from Vasco Da Gama and has scored one goal in five league appearances for the Serie A club this season.

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