ISCO WAS THE FIRST OPTION
The main reason by which the Barça fichó to Philippe Coutinho
Published:21/03/2019 - 18:23h
Updated:21/03/2019 - 18:23h
The Barça interested in the signing of Philippe Coutinho before Neymar decided to leave to the PSG. But the Brazilian of the Liverpool was not the first option of the culés and only fixed in him when Isco, player of the Madrid, decided that it remained in the white group
Philippe Coutinho is not resulting be the player that promised when it arrived to the Barça and a lot of Barcelona fans have lost already the faith in the Brazilian. The ex of the Liverpool landed in the Camp Nou in the market of signings of winter of the past season, after the culés insisted in him, after the refusal of the club 'network' to sell to his star in the summer of 2017. It arrived to Barcelona by a traspaso record, of 120 million fixed euros and 40 in variables, the most expensive player of the history of the club barcelonista.
But the last informations of Sportive World contribute a new perspective to see the signing of the Brazilian by the Barça. It seems that the main reason that carried to the blaugranas to bet by him, went the refusal of Isco to go out of the Real Madrid in the summer of 2017. It seems that the culés arrived to a conclusion before finalising the course 2016-2017: it was necessary fichar to a substitute for Iniesta. The one of Fuentealbilla did greater and it was necessary to look for him replacement. Here it was when it sounded the name of Isco.
The malagueño always has felt seduced by the colours of the Barça and in the Real Madrid did not finish to do with a fixed place in the eleven initial of Zidane. The barcelonistas thought that could convince to the Andalusian of fichar by the Barcelona and leave the capital of Spain. Robert Fernández was his main valedor and was conscious that it could take advantage of of his clause (80 million euros) and that only it remained him a year more than agreement.
Isco Did not finish to feel comfortable in the Madrid and left want by the Barça. But 'Zizou' knew reconducir the situation and the problem with the international Spanish and in the last parties of the season put to Isco in the eleven initial. His titularity in the final of the Champions League against the Juventus was key so that the one of Brook of the Honey decided to shelve the Barcelona offer and decided to renew by the Real Madrid. His clause went up until the 700 'kilos' and the dream of Robert Fernández dispelled completely.
It was then when in the Barça decided to look to England, where played a Coutinho that also liked a lot to the technical office. The Brazilian was the big star of the Liverpool and was considered one of the best footballers of the Premier League. The Barcelona tried then negotiate with the group of Anfield, that denied in rotundo to leave leave to the 'crack' by less than 200 million euros. Obviously the barcelonistas did not accept to negotiate and, although Coutinho arrived to put in rebeldía, could not arrive to an agreement.
Neymar Left a lot money and the Liverpool took advantage of
It is necessary to take into account, besides, that Neymar left thrown to the Barcelona almost of a day for another to go to Paris Saint-Germain. The Barça had a lot money and the teams knew them and tried to take advantage of of this. Therefore, the culés decided to leave in stand by the signing of the mediapunta to try it in the market of signings of winter. It was then, when they attained to arrive to an agreement with the 'reds' by 120 million euros and other 40 in variables.
More than a year after this traspaso, Coutinho follows without having adapted. In a first moment, thought in him like the substitute of Iniesta, but the Brazilian does not have these characteristics and never has offered guarantees to play regularly in the centre of the field. His ideal place is, in theory, in the left band, but here neither has surrendered and Valverde no longer knows what do or where plant him so that it surrender as it expects of him. Or it puts the batteries, or perhaps this summer the Barça begin to listen offers by him.