Chelsea has emerged as a shock transfer destination for the outcast, Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona is ready to offload the disappointment and anywhere will do for them.
Since he has left Liverpool and arrived at the Camp Nou, Barcelona has tried their utmost best to handoff the player to another club. So far he has not lived up to expectations or played anywhere near the level of football that contributed to him making the switch from Anfield to the Camp Nou.
January 2018 was when he left Melwood for Spain. He left for a record-breaking fee of £105 million which could rise to £142 million if certain clauses are met in his contract. Philippe was once the most played player at the Camp Nou but has since fallen further and further down the pecking order.
He is currently on loan in Germany, playing for the biggest club in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich. He has made 32 appearances for them this season, featuring in every competition for them so far. He has been a somewhat productive outlet, contributing to 17 goals across all competitions.
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Sadly, it has not been good enough to grant him a permanent move to the Allianz Arena. Nope, they will ship him back after the season concludes and he will become Barca’s problem again.
Recent talks but same old Coutinho news
There will not be a window that goes by that the midfielder doesn’t get linked with a move back to Anfield. It’s been talked about so often, a move to Merseyside would be great just to get the talks to stop.
With Chelsea rumoured to have made initial contact with the Spanish club for the services of the player, it could be tempting for him to make the switch to the Premier League.
It’s kind of strange for Phil to be thinking about his loyalty to Liverpool now. He has already proved they were not worth the trouble to stay put at Anfield, faking injuries and all. Is he saving whatever ounce of love they have for him?
Not sure why it would be now he’d like to consider their feelings unless a move back to Merseyside could be a realistic option. Either way, something has to happen and the 27-year-old finds a fixed, long-term home.
This is probably the only issue standing in the way of a Blues-Phil connection. Other than that, this move makes all the sense in the world for Frank. PL experience, as well as CL knowledge. Any manager would want that in his selection.