While Coutinho hasn’t moved on from Barcelona so far this summer, the Brazilian international may get a chance to do so in the coming days.
Barcelona are keen to offload Coutinho this summer. The Brazilian playmaker’s time at Camp Nou has been forgettable to say the least. The former Inter Milan man hasn’t been able to showcase the form that first compelled Barca into bringing him from Liverpool.
While the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and even Tottenham were linked with the player, Coutinho hasn’t moved to England. With the transfer window in England over, the Brazil international now has to look elsewhere for a fresh start.
Here we take a look at teams who could find the talented playmaker useful to their plans.
Reportedly, the Ligue 1 giants are willing to do a cash plus Coutinho deal as Barcelona look to sign Neymar again. The Ligue 1 champions are sick and tired of Neymar’s attitude and aren’t against the idea of signing his fellow countryman who is more focused on the field and wouldn’t be causing off the field issues.
Moreover, Coutinho might find himself rejuvenated in Paris where he will be given a different status and will be able to enjoy football without having to worry about the constant media attention.
It is clear that Bayern Munich need some inspiration to be back at the top of football in Europe. Yes they have won countless league titles in Germany but the fact is that the squad isn’t as good as it used to be.
The departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery means that the Bavarians don’t have a big star and Coutinho may be just that. The Brazilian will fit in easily in the starting XI and will definitely be a lethal presence down the left side where he can cut inside and score some really sensational goals.
With Borussia Dortmund investing heavily in the transfer market, a move for Coutinho makes all the right sense.
While the Nerazzurri have invested heavily in the transfer window, it still looks that they are some way away from challenging the likes of Juventus and Napoli next season. Antonio Conte’s side could do with an experienced playmaker in his squad and Coutinho is the perfect candidate.
The Brazilian can prove to be a vital part of Inter Milan as the club looks towards a new beginning under a manager who wants nothing less than a glut of wins in his first season at San Siro.
There’s an argument that Napoli could be the next Serie A champions if they are able to sign a couple of world beaters. Granted they have a lot of talent in the squad, the Neapolitans need a player who can perform at higher levels on a consistent basis.
Marek Hamsik was never replaced properly and if they take their chances on the Brazilian, it might prove to be a stroke of genius from Di Laurentiis and co. and Coutinho on his part, might even restart his career at a place where he would be given a lot of love and respect.