Brazilian Philippe Coutinho seems to have an indefinite future in Europe for next season. The Bayern Munich flop surely got sad as the Bavarian board said that they will not activate the option to buy in the Brazilian’s contract, as he will perhaps fly back to Catalunya.
The problem is that Barcelona had already admitted that they intend to loan the Brazilian again. Although the Catalan club’s deep and true desire would be to get rid of the Brazilian in definitive. However, Coutinho’s 80 million euro price tag is obviously an obstacle.
Therefore, Barcelona is already thinking about the requirements to release the midfielder again on loan to other clubs, as they did with Bayern this season. According to the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Catalans want at least 10 million euros for a one or two-season loan.
Also, the club who’s brave enough to sign Coutinho would be willing to pay 100% of his salary.
It is worth mentioning that Bayern Munich paid 8.5 million euros to have Coutinho on loan in the 2019-20 season. The price to sign him permanently would be around 120 million euros, something that’s not happening.
Given this scenario, there is much speculation about the possible destinations of Philippe Coutinho for the next season.
The biggest rumors are of a possible return to the Premier League. There are reports saying that Arsenal, Chelsea, and even Newcastle would be willing to be Coutinho’s new home for the next season.
Juventus also appears as a possible destination for Coutinho, although a Premier League return seems more likely.
Barca’s Quique Setien even considered having Coutinho as a reinforcement next season, but it’s not going to be possible due to the financial crisis caused by the whole coronavirus situation.
The real talk is that Coutinho should have followed Klopp’s advice, and should have never left Liverpool. His career began to end at the moment he started to fake injuries not to play for the Reds, aiming a Barcelona move, and it actually ended when he wore the Barcelona jersey for the first time.
He had a whole system feeding him at Liverpool, and he had to be a mere Lionel Messi supporting actor whilst in Barcelona. Greed can do harm sometimes.