transfers | 2017-08-13
Coutinho still confident on moving to Barcelona
The Brazilian keeps his hopes alive of going to Catalonia this summer
Liverpool’s ace player Philippe Coutinho seems to be well on his way to pen a €100+ million deal with F.C. Barcelona. The Brazilian midfielder has been on Barca’s sights since the beginning of the summer and could be the possible replacement for Neymar after his world record move to PSG. According to ESPN, the 25-year old wants to ditch Jurgen Klopp for the Barça jersey, as he recently submitted a transfer request to Liverpool. However, the English side has reportedly denied his request with the hopes to keep him at Anfield.
Coutinho’s profile of quick speed, dribbling technique and creative passing ability fits in perfectly with the club's planning, which is why he has the club's board on their feet with the anticipation to bring the player to Camp Nou. If the versatile winger signs a contract with Barcelona, he will be of great service to Valverde, as the new head coach enters the 2017/2018 season without the likes of Neymar.
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