Barcelona is leaving no stone unturned to buy Coutinho

Coutinho transfer, Barcelona, Liverpool

In past, there haven’t been many cases when a young player was offered to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona and he said no to the offer. Now, the rules of game have changed and an offer from an elite club doesn’t fancy a young player, if he doesn’t see his personal growth. Liverpool’s emerging star Coutinho is one of the talents who have been targeted by Barcelona, but it seems he is a hard nut to crack. Catalans are leaving no stone unturned to sign the Brazilian playmaker, and there are reports that Barcelona representatives are in London to secure the deal.

Sport reports, “The club has sent representatives in London to start formal negotiations. Barcelona have made it known to the club they would pay €75 million for the Brazilian, but there has been no official offer. Liverpool wants €100 million or more for him and Barcelona think this is too much, willing to go up to €80 million.”

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It’s going to be a very complex deal as Coutinho has recently signed a new deal with the Reds. He respects Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp, and German boss has told media numerous times that Coutinho is not for sale. There is emotional attachment with Anfield and Red’s fans love their little magician, but he also needs to think about his future.

Neymar’s influence may play a bigger role in the deal. Barcelona star is a good friend of Coutinho and he’ll do everything in his capacity to land his friend at Camp Nou. Coutinho’s transfer speculation wasn’t in the picture till Barcelona representatives were prioritizing Marco Verratti deal, but PSG isn’t ready to listen to an offer for their midfield jewel.

It gave an opportunity to Catalans to try their hands somewhere else, and Coutinho once again came into picture. Although, it’s going to be a complicated offer, but Catalans think they can pull it off. Liverpool have already rejected €80 million offer as per This is Anfield claims, but Barcelona is ready to go at any length to make Brazilian their marquee signing.

Coutinho also wants to play at Camp Nou, where he’ll able to combine with Luis Suarez again. He won’t only get the opportunity to play with his international teammate Neymar, but he will also be teaming with Lionel Messi. The player’s interest to play for Barcelona has already made the job easier for the club representatives, now it all depend on representatives’ skills to negotiate.


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