Barcelona offer Lionel Messi's number 10 to Philippe Coutinho
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Until recently, they moved him to Arsenal, but as things stand - Philippe Coutinho stays in Barcelona. And not only that, as Mundo Deportivo claims, he was also offered a "ten", which Lionel Messi has been carrying on his back for the last 13 years.
The cover of the Catalan newspaper states that Barça is ready to point out another, last opportunity to Coutinho to justify the 135,000,000 euros invested in his transfer from Liverpool. Let us remind you, after arriving from Anfield, he did not do well, so after a year and a half, he ended up on loan at Bayern, which after one season refused to buy him for 120,000,000 euros.
Upon his return, he had problems with injuries, Ronald Koeman wanted to give him a chance, but in the end, he played only 14 games under the leadership of the Dutch expert in the season behind us. It was written that a new transfer was being prepared for him, considering that Barcelona is in huge debts, due to which in the end it was not in a position to continue its cooperation with Messi.
The Spanish and English press have placed information that a swap deal Coutinho-Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is being prepared. That story was soon denied.
Inter and Liverpool
It is even clearer now that the Brazilian will not leave, but few could have guessed that a "ten" would appear on his back.
It seems that Barça decided to additionally motivate him. it is up to him to justify the new trust on the field. To show if there was any magic left in his legs he had in a Liverpool jersey. The Brazilian did not manage in the jersey of Milan's Inter at the beginning of his career.
He was a member of Inter for five years, he showed that he has a huge talent, but he did not manage to fight for a bigger role. Liverpool recognized his potential and moved him into their ranks for 13,000,000 euros. He delighted the audience at Anfield with moves and effective goals, driving opponents to madness in the highest quality football league on the planet.
The Reds sold him for ten times more. Although they failed to win the trophy with the Brazilian, they used the money from his sale to buy players who helped the club win the Champions League and then the Premier League. Philippe Coutinho won two titles with Barcelona in Spain, he has made 90 appearances for the Catalan club so far, scored 23 goals and recorded 14 assists.