Liverpool linked with surprise move for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho is getting closer to Liverpool day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify.
It’s claimed by British and Spanish media that Liverpool are linked with surprise move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
The 29-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Barcelona spent 135 million euros to sign the Brazil international from Liverpool in the winter of 2018. The 29-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The midfielder has featured in 14 matches last term, netting 3 goals and providing 2 assists in all competitions.
Coutinho has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 18 goals in 63 senior appearances for the Brazil national team.
He is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Barcelona this summer and the list of suitors in the Brazil international continues to grow.
The Reds are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 29-year-old as potential transfer target.
Jurgen Klopp is a firm fan of Barcelona midfielder and Liverpool could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The English giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Barcelona midfielder is a traditional number ten who will add creativity and technique in the final third for Jurgen Klopp’s side. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is being linked with a return to Liverpool. Mundo Deportivo says Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is working behind the scenes to orchestrate a deal with Liverpool as the player is on the Anfield club’s ‘agenda’, with Tottenham also interested in the Brazilian midfielder. Coutinho is on manager Jurgen Klopp’s ‘radar’, but there is a stipulation that will determine whether they make an official move for the 29-year-old. If the Reds lose one of their key players before now and the end of the transfer window then he would look into replacing them with their former player. Liverpool could now land their former player for a fraction of the price they sold him for, with reports he will cost less than the add-ons that were included in his deal to Barcelona.”
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If Liverpool can agree on a fee with Barcelona, the deal should be easy to complete. It is claimed that the Spanish giants are open to letting Coutinho go.
Good signing for Liverpool?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Liverpool.
A move to Liverpool is exactly what Coutinho needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
All in all, Philippe Coutinho will be an ideal choice for Jurgen Klopp as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.
How strong that interest is and whether Liverpool will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.