January, Barcelona Will Bargain Coutinho Again
Barcelona’s CEO, Oscar Grau, insists his club has not given up in the pursuit of Liverpool’s signature Philippe Coutinho Kaisarjudi99.com. Azulgrana will try again in the winter transfer market.
The 25-year-old has been Barcelona’s primary target during the summer transfer window to open until 31 August. However, El Barca did not succeed in realizing his dream because Liverpool unwilling to remove the former Inter Milan player.
In fact, Coutinho has a strong desire to leave Anfield. He is interested in joining Barcelona, which makes it a target to replace Neymar. Nonetheless, Barcelona’s hopes have not been completely extinguished. El Barca hopes to complete the transfer in January.
“We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any players requested by technical staff, but it’s important to adjust, so if anyone comes along, there’s something out there,” Grau said.
“We also have to forget about Neymar’s price last summer and after taxes we received revenues of 188 million euros and had a direct impact on the club’s treasury of 144 million euros,” Grau added.
Coutinho himself has three times to defend Liverpool in the English League this season and scored two goals. The Reds also only won three of seven games and are now ranked seventh in the Premier League standings.