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Precarious finances force Barcelona into considering selling star attacker

Barcelona are reportedly considering selling Philippe Coutinho in a desperate attempt to balance their books as the financial effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continue to plague the Catalonian giants.

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Coutinho, 28 joined Barcelona in 2018 from Premier League side Liverpool in a transfer which cost the La Liga champions a staggering £130.5m, as per Transfermarkt.

Despite the South American attacker’s huge transfer two-years ago, Coutinho has since struggled to nail down his position at the Nou Camp which was best demonstrated by the club’s willingness to allow him to leave on a season-long loan to join Bayern Munich last season.

After rejoining Barcelona for the new 2020-21 season, Coutinho has so far featured in just nine La Liga matches, scoring twice and assisting a further two times along the way.

Although the Brazilian appears to have recaptured some of his better form under new manager Ronald Koeman, the 28-year-old’s long-term future continues to be speculated.

According to a recent report from ARA, Coutinho could be set for the Barcelona exit as the club continue to suffer the financial repercussions the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had.

ARA claim that Barcelona’s willingness to offload Coutinho stems from the impressive breakthrough of teenage sensation Pedri.

Pedri, 18, has emerged as one of the Nou Camp’s brightest talents after already featuring in 16 matches in all competitions since his first-team debut September saw the young Spaniard introduced in place of Coutinho.

However, it is not yet known if Coutinho has any admirers who may be looking to delve into the winter transfer market, but it is worth noting, the Brazilian still has three-years left on his current deal so any proposed move is likely to cost a fair bit.
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3 Comments

  1. olcay seref says:

    Yes, please sell him, he is very good, but since pedri has developed that good, it is a good consideration, and barca needs money, so long coutinho, thank you, and good luck

  2. Mukhtar yuruf says:

    What is happing to barce about selling p.coutinho and living france stirker.

  3. Ameer Ahmed Ameer says:

    Barcelona problem is not the issue of selling coutinho, what about the most cheating player whose everybody thought they were outstanding… But look at that messi, and other players like Jordi Alba, Bisquet, Sergei Roberto, Lengleit, Greizman, etc. They should sell messi first before any player, and look for another vibrant coach, who can deal with any arrogance player.
    Imagine a club like Barcelona but all the players are cowards, they play without determine, they claim 1000 positions, but ended 5 attempts only, does that not shameful, and why should every player must pass each ball to messi,,, so, a matter of fact, this club need proper orientation, but not only sighting at a single player as the solution, otherwise they will fall into another disgrace more than last year.

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