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3 Players who can replace Philippe Coutinho  at Barcelona

  • 3 high-profile players who can replace under-fire Phillipe Coutinho at Barcelona!
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#2 Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala has been linked to Barcelona for a long while
Paulo Dybala has been linked to Barcelona for a long while

Paulo Dybala has long been linked to Barcelona. The Argentinian is a rare-breed midfielder who has the complete skillsets to fill several positions perfectly. Last season, he showcased his abilities to score goals and became Juventus’s top goalscorer.

Despite significantly losing his sharpness this season, the 25-year-old could still serve as an excellent playmaker for Juventus. Dybala has doubled Coutinho’s amount of key passes and assists in the league while he is also significantly better than the Brazilian in defending. Judging by these statistics, the Juventus player could serve as an upgrade to Coutinho.

The Argentinian's future at Juventus is uncertain as the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo is currently overshadowing him. The player also got several bust-ups with Massimiliano Allegri, and the manager has benched him several times this season. Hence, the summer transfer window would be the perfect moment for Barcelona to snap up the talented midfielder.

It will not be easy for the Spanish giants to get the signature of Dybala for Chelsea and Manchester United are also rumoured to be keen on signing the player. It remains a speculation whether Barca would be willing on the 25-year-old and if there is any space for him to play. Earlier, reports mentioned that Dybala's time at Turin could be numbered. As such, it will be a great opportunity for Barcelona to consider him as an alternative to Coutinho.

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Published 27 Feb 2019, 11:32 IST
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