Coutinho to be offered new contract amidst interest from Barca and PSG

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Philippe Coutinho signs new deal with Liverpool Football Club
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According to Neil Moxley in the Sunday People, via the Mirror, Liverpool is preparing a new contract for Philippe Coutinho in an attempt to keep the Brazilian on Merseyside amidst interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

After Le10 sport claimed that Paris Saint-Germain made a £22 million offer to Liverpool for Coutinho in the summer, the French Mag said that PSG would return with an improved bid in January.

This where things get worse. Neil Moxley from the Sunday People writes that Coutinho is a transfer target for Barcelona, but that Liverpool is going to offer the Brazilian a contract stacked with ‘TV-deal cash.’

Coutinho signed a new deal only 18 months ago, but his performances have attracted a lot of interest from clubs abroad and Liverpool is keen on keeping the number 10 at the club. It’s a great show of intent from the Merseysiders after players like Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling have left the club in the last six years.

The former Inter Milan player has bagged three goals already in the 2016/17 season and Jurgen Klopp will be keen on keeping the diminutive midfielder at the club. His link-up play with those around him, especially with Roberto Firmino, is delightful to watch.

With Liverpool fourth in the league, Coutinho is crucial to any chances of domestic success this season. If Coutinho were to sign a new deal, it would bolster Liverpool’s claim for silverware as it would further strengthen his relationship with teammates and prove that he’s not in it for the money or a glory-boy.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Coutinho said, “Liverpool feels like my home.”

“I feel happy, settled and comfortable here with the city and the people.”

With Coutinho settled at Liverpool and on the brink of being offered a new deal, things are looking rose on Merseyside, even if we’re heading into winter.

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