Barcelona “are open to offers of just Â£ 21million for the Philippe Coutinho flop with AC Milan interested” … that’s Â£ 124million less than what they paid Liverpool for the Brazilian in 2018!
- The Spanish giants paid a heavy price for the attacking midfielder in January 2018
- He failed to consistently impress and was loaned to Bayern in 2019-20
- And Barca are said to be open to a massively lower offer than they paid for
- Ronald Koeman’s team is in financial difficulty and must reduce its payroll
Barcelona are said to be willing to accept an offer of just Â£ 21million for Philippe Coutinho, three and a half years after paying Â£ 143million for him.
The Spanish giants paid a high price to buy the Brazilian attacking midfielder from Liverpool in January 2018, but the 29-year-old failed to consistently impress at Camp Nou and was loaned to Bayern Munich during the season. 2019-2020. .
And according to Mundo Deportivo, as reported by Football Espana, the club – which are struggling due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and gargantuan payrolls – could accept a loss of Â£ 124million on the international of 63 selections.
Barcelona reportedly willing to accept an offer as low as Â£ 21million for Philippe Coutinho
The Brazilian attacking midfielder signed from Liverpool for Â£ 143million in January 2018
Coutinho has struggled with indifferent form and a disturbing injury history during his time at the club, making just 14 appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals throughout last season with a serious knee injury in December .
However, although manager Ronald Koeman is apparently confident he will be back in full physical shape ahead of the new campaign, he would still be willing to let him leave the club to reduce the astronomically important salary list.
Sportsmail reported on Saturday that it was understood Coutinho had been offered to Italy’s AC Milan squad, with the club aware that he might only be able to leave on loan rather than permanently due to his injury toll.
However, Barca boss Ronald Koeman could let him go to cut the club’s gargantuan payroll
The Rossoneri could be looking for a replacement for attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu after the Turk joined bitter rivals Inter Milan in a free transfer.
And Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has reportedly been asked to find him a new club to try to grease the wheels of a possible move.
Due to their financial woes, Barcelona are focused on signing players on free transfers and selling many of their squad members, with Junior Firpo close to a move to Leeds and Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic also linked with transfers.