According to Catalan Radio RAC1, Liverpool midfield maestro, Philippe Coutinho might be on his way out of Anfield after reports claim the Brazilian has agreed to terms with Barcelona over a move to La Liga this summer.
The Catalan giants tabled an insulting £72m bid for the player which has been fueling transfer speculation ever since.
Despite everything, it leaves the Spanish side with the task of completing a deal with Liverpool who, as Sportsmail revealed a week ago, rejected an opening offer from Barcelona of 80m euros (£72m) for the Brazilian playmaker.
That transfer speculation has matched up within the last two days, first with reports that Barcelona officials had traveled to London to make an official negotiation. (They most likely haven’t) Now it’s said that Coutinho has agreed to personal terms with the club while negotiations continue. (He most likely hasn’t)
While Barcelona having an interest for Coutinho is reasonable, their sudden, lowball bid was an unexpected when news of it spilled. This disclosure, be that as it may, came just as Barcelona star and fellow Brazilian Neymar was making waves about wanting out of Spain to join PSG.
The sole reason behind Neymar’s discontent is said to be the absence of different Brazilians on the team. He likewise saw Barca’s lack of interest in signing any of his recommendations as a personal slight.
When Barca understood Neymar’s interest in joining PSG – a club emphatically overflowing with Brazilians — was genuine, a bid for Neymar’s bestie Coutinho was made as an approach to pacify their want away hotshot.
Liverpool were never going to acknowledge such a low bid for Coutinho, not when the player still has five years on his present contract, and not when the transfer market is so inflated this days.
Though reports have at any rate acknowledged this, saying Barcelona fear Liverpool might request upwards of £90m for their midfielder.