Everton’s Philippe Coutinho transfer index as he dominates Raheem Sterling in key area
It was a good year for Everton today as the Toffees opened the January transfer window with a splash by grabbing Vitaliy Mykolenko, but the same old rumors continue for the Blues as we start 2022 with the long-standing story of Philippe Coutinho who lifts his head once Suite, writes Chris Beesley.
Coutinho’s connections to Everton have been around for many months now, with the Brazilian at some point in early 2021 being heavily inclined to spend the summer at Goodison Park.
With a few other recurring names continuing to be singled out as potential Blues targets like Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard – although he did manage to be on loan at West Ham United last season – and Sean Longstaff, whom Rafa Benitez has known from his career. move to Newcastle. United, the prospect of Coutinho’s arrival hardly meets with universal approval.
Having already had to swallow what was a bitter pill for many Evertonians when accepting a former Liverpool manager as their boss last summer, the prospect of kissing a player who in the not-so-distant past was a Kop Idol seems like a bridge too far for some.
Nonetheless, the Daily Mail reports that Everton has been offered the option of signing Coutinho with Barcelona looking to get rid of their Â£ 146million flop.
The article claims the Catalan giants are keen to push him forward and his representatives have spoken to Everton about the possibility of him moving to Goodison Park this month, but it remains to be seen whether Benitez will pursue the deal.