FC Barcelona CEO Oscar Garu confirms Coutinho move in January

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FC Barcelona is chasing Liverpool’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho since last summer. They tries to make an agreement with English giants for 150 million, but Anfield giant were adamant to keep their best player for another season. Coutinho himself wanted a move to Barcelona, but Liverpool wasn’t ready to negotiate with the Catalonia giants. Now, FC Barcelona CEO Oscar Garu confirms Coutinho move in January for whatever price Liverpool demands.

Barcelona is leaving no stone unturned to buy Coutinho

Oscar Garu was addressing media about the financial statements of the club. Barcelona recorded 708 million revenue in fiscal year 2016/16 and they forecasts 897 million for fiscal year 2017/18. Blaugranas have made it clear in their club’s strategic plan to reach 1 billion in revenues by 2021.

Adding to that, Garu announced that Barca is in a position to sign any player in the next transfer window. Mundo Deportivo reports as he said, “We have money to sign Coutinho or any other player that asks us the technical secretary.”

Although, he warns, “to arrive some, others should leave. They don’t necessarily have to take place now, also in summer because the budget that we present is of the whole season.”

Oscar Garu sounds like, Barcelona already had a secret agreement with the Liverpool’s board and Coutinho’s signing in January is already done on papers. If it is so, Barcelona is going to miss Coutinho’s services in the latter half of the Uefa Champions League matches because Brazilian has already played for Liverpool in the tournament.

Coutinho has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain lately. It may be Barcelona’s managing director mind game to acquire the services of little magician. Coutinho himself is very keen to join Barcelona, it means it’s all on Barcelona to negotiate with Liverpool. Liverpool’s no.10 is one of the prime property in football market and one have to pay the right price for his services.


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