Former Brazilian forward Ronaldo wants Philippe Coutinho to join Real Madrid
The Brazilian playmaker has been in excellent form this season for Liverpool.
Real Madrid are a team full of superstars and under Zinedine Zidane, the team have been working well and have started to gel together as a team. One of their former Galacticos, Ronaldo, was one of their best ever players scoring tons of goals in the white of Madrid.
In some ways, the new Ronaldo has taken up that mantle in the past few years and has even become the club’s record goalscorer. Los Blancos are one of the most complete sides this term despite not investing heavily in the transfer market over the summer.
But the Brazilian legend believes they can afford to become even stronger than they currently are if they sign Liverpool’s No 10. Philippe Coutinho. After the departures of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez the little magician has become the talisman of the side.
He has been linked with a move to the biggest clubs in the world but the Reds have so far kept hold of their most prized asset. But a move to Real Madrid might seem very lucrative for the playmaker and Liverpool might concede losing him if they receive a high price for their star.
Speaking to the Onda Cero's "El Transistor" radio show he said, “I would like to see Coutinho at Real Madrid, the Liverpool player.”
Coutinho is a very different type of player to the playmakers that are currently at Los Blancos. His skill and ability to beat a man in tight spaces is probably his biggest strength as a player.
Real Madrid’s style of play is focused on wing play where Ronaldo and Bale use their pace to get down the wing and beat their man one-on-one. Bringing in Coutinho would mean accommodating him either on the wings on changing their focal point and style of gameplay.
‘Madrid needed to make a statement’
After four consecutive draws in all competitions, Real Madrid finally got their act together in convincing manner with a 6-1 thumping of Real Betis on Saturday night. They are currently second in the La Liga table behind Atletico Madrid.
Zidane believes this win was a sign of things to come. “I'm utterly satisfied because we needed to make a statement after drawing four straight matches. Real Madrid needed a high-intensity performance because there are no weak sides in La Liga,” the manager said after the win.
Madrid will play Legia Warsaw in the Champions League tonight as they aim to take top spot away from Borussia Dortmund