The former Milan and Juventus star knows a thing or two about creative midfielders, and he compared Coutinho’s price to that of another Liverpool star.
The Brazilian will complete his £142m (€160m) move from Liverpool to Barcelona on Monday, but the key question is: Is he worth it?
Well according to Pirlo, he definitely is.
The coach is feeling the heat after a dream start to life on the bench, and he knows he will not be at the Bernabeu forever
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane feels his achievements as a player give him no protection at the La Liga giants, insisting he would not be at the club for 10 years.
Zidane, who has guided Madrid to two Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown, is under some pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid have fallen 16 points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona after winning nine of 17 league games.
Andreas Christensen signs new four-and-a-half-year deal at Chelsea
Defender said: ‘It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future’.
The 21-year-old has been earmarked to replace Blues legend John Terry and has kept Brazil star David Luiz out of the side at times this season.