Coutinho Moves To Barcelona This Week?
FC Barcelona is getting closer to Philiipe Coutinho, who is staying as a substitute for Neymar. This indication was made even more apparent when the Brazilian was not involved in Liverpool’s recent trials against Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona is wrapping up treasures after the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which redeemed its release clause worth 222 million euros (about Rp 3.4 trillion). Funds are abundant that makes Barca directly hunt players and they target two Brazilian players at once.
Coutinho became the main game Barca. Although repeatedly manager Juergen Klopp insists that the player is not sold, but management claims to have negotiated about the price of Coutinho. Players numbered back 10 is rumored to be released at a price of 100 million euros (about Rp 1.570 trillion).
The amount is almost 10 times that of the Reds out when bringing Coutinho from Inter Milan five years ago. At that time, Liverpool “only” pay 13 million euros (about Rp 204,190 billion).
Opportunity Coutinho departure from Anfield has reached 95 percent. Spanish sports media Sport said that Coutinho has reached personal agreement with La Blaugrana.
“He really wants to leave Liverpool and this is not something new,” wrote Sport as reported by espn.uol.com.br.
“This Tuesday or Wednesday, the transfer process will likely be completed,” the statement said.
Persistence of Barcelona make Liverpool melting. The 100-million-euro offer from the 25-year-old’s sales made the club’s finances stronger, although the player’s departure would be rejected by Liverpool fans.
Coutinho includes a very important figure behind the success of Liverpool through the Champions League zone last season. He presented 13 goals and seven assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League event.
In addition, Liverpool fans seem to realize that his club often not wise in buying players after obtaining a large fund. The purchase of Andy Carroll and Mario Balotelli after the release of Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez can be an example.
In addition to Coutinho, other Brazilian players who became the target of Barca is Paulinho, who is currently grazing in Guanghzou Evergrande. Super League club China was never asserted will not remove the player.