Coutinho takes a U-turn: Set to say at Barcelona

The Coutinho transfer saga has received another significant boost. The player could end up playing at Barcelona when the next season resumes. The Brazillian signed for Barcelona from Liverpool in the winter transfer window of 2018. However, the creative midfielder who lit the premier league with his defense splitting performances failed to replicate his form in the la-Liga. The speculations of his return to the premier league were gaining momentum, and he was expected to return to either Manchester United or Chelsea with Roman Abramovich excitingly excited with the prospect of Coutinho joining the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

The Miserable Spell of Coutinho at Barcelona:

The Liverpool star signed with Barcelona for a mammoth fee of 150 Euros. However, the player failed in Catalonia. He was bought to fill the Neymar shaped goal in the side, but the player was unable to set in the system which played around Lionel Messi. Coutinho left Barcelona for a loan spell with Bayern Munich. However, the Brazilian attacking midfielder failed to leave an impression in the German capital and is expected to return to Barcelona on the expiration of his loan spell.

The Premier League Clubs have started to circle the Coutinho. Reports state that Chelsea are the front runners for his signature, and the economic crisis amid Coronavirus will not make them falter on their decision to sign the superstar.

The Brazilian may stay in Barcelona:

However, the latest reports could break the heart of the fans waiting for Continuo to play in the blue part of London. There have murmurs in the Camp Nou that the new coach of Barcelona Quique Setien visualizes a role for the playmaker. Setien has been found signing praise of Coutinho’s vision and gameplay and wants to build the team around the 27-year-old along with Lionel Messi.


The Evening Standard has reported that Coutinho could be inclined to stay at Barcelona in favor of a move back to England with the likes of Leicester City, Tottenham or Chelsea. This transfer saga could take an exciting turn very soon.

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