One of the ‘indicated’ by Xavi, as reported by this newspaper, is Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has enjoyed endless opportunities since arriving in January 2018 as the most expensive signing in the club’s history.. In addition, after the last outings, he leads the Blaugrana salary scale with about 22 million euros per season. With a contract until 2023 and without confidence in their recovery, in Barcelona they yearn for an offer that allows them to get some economic revenue from their goodbye.
It seemed that burning nail would be the Newcastle, since he became the new rich man of football, or the very Liverpool, to whom can the memory of what was at Anfield and, as published in England, have come to shuffle his hiring. However, according to Sports world, there is a third team that the player’s agents have met with: Rafa Benítez’s Everton.
From idol to traitor
Toffees Y Reds They share the city, Liverpool, and their rivalry would automatically make Coutinho a traitor, after being an idol at Anfield. The merseyside derby it would gain an extra ingredient to add even more spice to one of the most explosive matches in England. Furthermore, Everton’s interest in the Barça midfielder shows that In the Goodison Park offices they do not have the same reservations that their customers do have to open the doors to professionals with a past in the great rival: Rafa Benítez is the great example. Be that as it may, this is an unexpected suitor.
This season, after recovering from the injury that took him off the pitch last season when there were green shoots with Koeman, he has also had opportunities. But nevertheless, In the 608 minutes, spread over 16 games, that he has played, he has not managed to win Xavi’s backing, which is clear that his new project will not have the one from Rio de Janeiro in its ranks. When Arsenal idol Cesc signed for Chelsea they burned his shirts, would Coutinho’s shirts have the same fate if he went to Everton?
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Coutinho, unexpected suitor