Coutinho Transfer News: Top clubs in Europe could convince Barcelona to part ways with the Brazilian
Philippe Coutinho joined Barcelona amidst huge fanfare. He had a noteworthy stint with Liverpool, scoring 41 league goals in 152 appearances. After various proposals, Barcelona finally made a deal with Liverpool to rope in Coutinho for a transfer fee of £105 million.
Everything looked great for Coutinho as Barca further promised a future rise of £142 million. Unfortunately, his debut got postponed following a thigh injury ruling him out of action for three weeks. When he finally made his debut, he looked a little out of place.
Coutinho did score his first goal in a crucial Copa del Rey semi-finals match against Valencia just a few weeks after his debut. He also scored a crucial El Clasico goal on October 28, 2018. Still, the Brazilian looks like a pale shadow of his former self. He has not started many games for Barcelona this season as Dembele seems to be better than him.
Barcelona may want to trust the player for a long time but his performance doesn't seem to back him up. The Brazilian star's transfer value had dipped vigorously and some of the teams would have started discussing signing Coutinho. Let's have a look at three such teams that might possibly want the Brazilian midfielder.
There is some possibility of Chelsea signing Coutinho. They would want a player like him in their ranks. Their recent big entry, Higuain seems to be a little misplaced. However, the Argentine can cope well in the coming days. With the addition of Coutinho, Higuain would be a bit free. Madrid may likely sign Hazard, so Coutinho might be a target for Chelsea
There were some reports claiming that Chelsea was inquiring about the availability of Coutinho. The Pensioners would be willing to get him for a contract of £100m. If Barca makes the call to let Coutinho go then the London-based side would be glad to receive him.