Espanyol have completed the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho on-loan.

The attacking midfielder will join the Catalan outfit on a five-month deal.

"I've come here to pick up my stuff and say goodbye to everyone," Coutinho said on Monday to 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."