Is Paris Saint-Germain ready to reignite interest in Philippe Coutinho?

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Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool is blocked by Chris Smalling of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 17, 2016 in Manchester, England.
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According to Le10 Sport, Philippe Coutinho will be the subject of a bid from Paris Saint-Germain in the not too distant future.

The story began in June. Liverpool supporters were shocked and terrified to read any sort of material suggesting a move away from Merseyside.

The French magazine indicated that PSG was prepared to fork out €60 million for Coutinho as a replacement for the departing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This was a result of Edinson Cavani failing to fill the large gap the Swede let behind.

However, PSG doesn’t have any non-EU spots left in their squad as permitted in Ligue 1 and Le10 suggested that Lucas Moura would be the player depart in order to make way for Liverpool’s Brazilian magician.

As it turned out, nothing came of the rumour. Although, Le10 claim that PSG had a €25 million bid rejected for Coutinho and there wasn’t a follow-up bid. So either the claim is rubbish or PSG weren’t/aren’t prepared to pay €60 million to secure Coutinho’s services.

The most recent suggestions of interest from the Paris club are cited by Sport Witness. The UK fanzine doesn’t think much of the rumour and I can’t help but agree. Why would Jurgen Klopp sell Coutinho when he is so important to Liverpool’s fluent attacking unit? He wouldn’t. Not unless he had a better replacement lined up and Coutinho actually wanted to move.

This one won’t be getting my stamp of approval as there really isn’t much to suggest it’s probable. Also, I love little Philippe Coutinho.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The little man also admitted to being very well settled along with his wife & child a little while ago.

    He’s loving life in Merseyside, wouldn’t make sense to start all over again in a non-competitive Ligue 1 so yeeah…I’ll take your word for it, no stamp of approval indeed.

  2. If he keeps telling us how settled he is – supposedly loving the club, the city and the fans – surely we shouldn’t be too worried about him WANTING to leave one of the biggest, best supported, three or four clubs in the world to go to a one-club league such as the French one?
    But, if his head WAS turned by the riches Paris can offer – ignoring that he is already very, very wealthy and will never need to work or even get out of bed when he leaves Liverpool – we can surely ask upwards of £60m for him.
    We wouldn’t want to sell him and he’s very happy here so, IF he is tempted away, we’ll get lots of money for him. Personally, I think he’s still got the potential to be one of our great players but he needs to go that extra mile THIS year after not improving as much as I expected in recent years!!! I wouldn’t sell him for anything less than silly money . . . which, of course, Paris can offer.

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