Philippe Coutinho, who was once touted as one of the best upcoming attacking midfielders during his Liverpool days, has somehow lost his track. He left Liverpool midway in January 2018 for €160 million to join Barcelona in his bid to become one of the best footballers.
But since that move to Barcelona, his career graph has taken a sharp turn downwards. He wasn’t used in his preferred position in the Barcelona team. He was deployed as a winger and as a result, he failed to inspire the team from that position. He quickly lost his place in the team.
Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on loan at the start of this season. His performances have improved but it’s nothing compared to his Liverpool days. And it seems unlikely Bayern will make his loan move permanent. So he will return to Barcelona at the end of this season.
Barcelona is already eyeing a transfer for Neymar to make Messi feel happy again at Camp Nou. Inter’s Lautaro Martinez is also on the cards. So it’s pretty much clear Barcelona don’t plan to play Coutinho and will most likely offload him in the summer.
Coutinho had the best days of his career in the Premier League playing for Liverpool. Liverpool has already put a stop to the transfer speculation regarding Coutinho’s return. But there are many other Premier League clubs, like Chelsea and Arsenal who would like the Brazillian on their team sheet.
Philippe Coutinho’s representative, Kia Joorabchian said to Sky Sports News: “The fact I’m an Arsenal supporter is not a secret. I don’t have any preference where the players go. I don’t try to push someone to one club or another. Everything is a possibility.”
“After the Champions League game he played in England [when Bayern Munich beat Chelsea 3-0], we had a long chat about it. The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.”
“The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic.”
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