The Brazilian wonder kid Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2012 after a 4 years spell at Inter Milan. He instantly became the star man of the reds and began to show his vision and abilities in the Premier League. It was just a matter of time that a number of heavyweights like Barcelona and Real Madrid showed interest in him. Various rumors in the past linked this little genius with the Catalans. Last summer, Coutinho was close to moving to Spain. Barcelona and Liverpool had negotiations in the summer of 2016. But Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona move failed as Barcelona had financial problems and they didn’t afford to pay his high contract clause. Since the start of the current season, Coutinho is in great form. He is one of the major reasons that Klopp’s side is at the first position of the League table. Media speculations suggest that a deal between the 2 clubs is very much likely to happen this summer. Here the 5 reasons Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona move will be perfect, for the club and the player as well.
Although Liverpool was one of the most feared clubs in Europe in the past. But the recent years have clearly shown that they are no more the beast they were. Joining Barcelona would guarantee at least 1 Champions League trophy in Coutinho’s cabinet.
FC Barcelona is known for their quick and intelligent passing game. Since the arrival of Luis Enrique and Luis Suarez, an element of counter attack seems to add in their game. Coutinho suits this style. He reacts quickly and could be the supplier for the front 3 in such situations.
Inter Milan loaned Coutinho to Espanyol in 2011/12 season. Coutinho was sensational during that 1-year spell. So his experience will be handy for him to play in La Liga.
The 2 Brazilians Neymar and Coutinho are friends since childhood. The two of them playing together are lethal. This has been seen various times in the past as the duo showed their fantastic chemistry playing for Brazil on different levels. If Barcelona secures Coutinho’s signature, their attack will be more deadly with the 2 Brazilian amigos playing together.
The man that won the world cup for Spain in 2010, Andres Iniesta enjoyed a sensational career with both his club and country. But he is now 32 and it is clear that his performances are declining due to the age factor. He might have 2 good seasons left to play and Barcelona need to find his substitute. The closest candidate seems to be Philippe Coutinho. He has the talent and vision to fill in his boots.