The English club have finally gave in to the efforts of the Catalans and will allow Coutinho to move to Barcelona.
According to the Spanish media Sport, Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu, helped by an army of intermediaries, has finally managed to persuade Liverpool’s bosses to allow Philippe Coutinho to join his club. The report says that a move is expected to happen next year.
Coutinho recently gave a statement in which he said that he regrets that he could not move to Barcelona this summer and this has probably gave Liverpool bosses some thinking.
Under the title “Coutinho reactivated”, Sport wrote on their first page that “the Brazilian player, who already played in the current Champions League edition with Liverpool, is back on Barcelona’s radar.”
The article continues: “FC Barcelona did not give up and they have reactivated their interest in Philippe Coutinho. The management of the blaugrana club worked with multiple agents to persuade Liverpool.
Liverpool accepted the player’s transfer, both for January 2018 and July 2018.”
One week ago, Coutinho revealed that he felt trapped in the middle of a conflict and that a transfer to Barcelona would have been more than suited for him and his family: “What happened was that I received an offer to go to Barcelona and in life, sometimes you are interested and sometimes you are not. In my case, as everybody knows, I was interested to get to Barcelona. Both me and my family wanted this move.”