Three-Way Battle For Philippe Coutinho?


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Philippe Coutinho is all but gone in Barcelona. The biggest question, however, seems to be where the Brazilian star will land. And with several sides interested, it seems we’ll only have to wait until the summer to see where the former Liverpool star will be plying his trade in the next term.

According to a report from SPORT, three sides have shown most interest and these are France’s Paris Saint-Germain, and England’s Manchester United and Chelsea. Let’s remember Coutinho joined the Catalans after forcing a move from Liverpool in January 2018, which saw the Spanish champions fork out €160 million. With that in mind, he’d be well suited for a Premier League return.

However, Barcelona shouldn’t expect to receive anything near the sum they paid The Reds last year. Coutinho hasn’t looked good when playing for Barcelona, and they seem ready to let him go after acquiring him less than two seasons ago.

Right now, Chelsea would get the edge but a move there will depend on the club’s transfer ban. PSG also have a decent shot since Neymar is keen to play with his countryman so they shouldn’t be ruled out. Manchester United, on the other hand, might not stand much of a chance since Coutinho is not keen to sign with Liverpool’s fierce rivals.