Transfer talks being held between Barcelona and Ligue 1 side Marseille regarding Philippe Coutinho for a Summer transfer deal this month.
Philippe Coutinho certainly is the most controversial player in the Barcelona team right now. The Brazilian mid-fielder joined Barcelona for a whooping price of €142 Million, and with unnecessary contract clauses.
But the player didn’t prove the worth of himself at Barcelona because of irregular appearance for the Spanish giants.
Coutinho didn’t fit in Barcelona style
He didn’t suit himself under Ernesto Valverde, for which Barcelona sent him to Bayern Munich. He won the Treble with Bayern and returned to Barca. But didn’t fit himself well under Ronald Koeman as well.
Coutinho remained injured for the 2nd half of the season, and will hopefully return before the start of new season.
Barcelona eager to sell Coutinho this Summer
Philippe Coutinho got offered back to Liverpool for clearing all dues Barca owes the Merseyside. Barcelona also had a chance to sell to Coutinho to Everton, if Carlo Ancelotti stayed at the club.
Marseille has offered to buy Coutinho
Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille has offered to buy off Philippe Coutinho, to strengthen their side for Europa and Ligue 1 next season.
But Marseille will see a major problem to convince Coutinho with his wages at the new club. Coutinho receives over €13.5 Million per season at Barcelona.
Barcelona still have Philippe Coutinho for another two seasons in their contract. With the failure of Wijnaldum signing, Barcelona will give a hard think if they don’t find a destination for Coutinho.