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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