Philippe Coutinho in the Barça-Girona of the Gamper


Coutinho refused to renew with Barça before the departure of Bartomeu

Published:16/11/2020 - 12:26h

Updated:16/11/2020 - 12:26h

Philippe Coutinho returned to FC Barcelona this summer after his loan to Bayern Munich. Before his injury, the Brazilian was playing his best football with the Barça shirt, something that led Bartomeu to offer him the renewal

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Philippe Coutinho returned to the FC Barcelona​ this summer after a very positive cession to the Bayern of Munich. Although his performance in the Bavarian group was not the expected, physically the player improve a lot of in his go through the Bundesliga. Besides, the big season of the team germano did that the mediapunta went back to have this spirit combativo that had in his stage in the Liverpool and that forgot in the year and half that happened in the Barça.

But in spite of the improvements, the barcelonistas wanted to traspasar to the of Rio de Janeiro, that remained in the alone club by the crisis. The coronavirus left touched the economies of all the clubs of the world and did not arrive any important offer by him in the market veraniego. At the end, Ronald Koeman decided that it wanted to give him a second opportunity and convinced to the footballer to remain . A decision that seems that it has been perfect, since his performance has improved of evident way.

Before the injury that has had it section of the terrains of game the last three weeks, Coutinho was being of the best of the Barça. The Brazilian had settled in eleven and from the place of mediapunta was playing his best football like blaugrana. His level was being so good that seems that it called the attention of the already ex president of the group culé, Josep Maria Bartomeu, that as 'Sportive World' offered him the renewal.

The ex maximum mandator of the Barcelona, that had to resign beside all his Board not to face up to the motion of censorship, seems that it tried it with almost all the important players of the staff by an economic subject. The club needed and follows needing a discount salarial and Bartomeu wanted to do it of this form. The ex director offered renewals to go down the wage of the footballers 30% this course and pactar the collection of this money in the back years of the new agreement.

Coutinho Wanted to expect to the elections

Some culés like Frenkie of Jong, Marc-André ter Stegen or Gerard Hammered accepted the proposals of the ex president, but in the case of Coutinho preferred to expect. The one of River did not see with bad eyes sign by more years, since it finishes in 2023 and in these moments is very happy in Barcelona. Nevertheless, his lawyers indicated him that accept the collection of a part of his index card in the future could bring him legal problems. For this reason, it decided to park this enlargement until the elections.

The now '14' feared that the new maximum Barcelona mandator did not accept this new agreement and preferred to expect. Now, already almost recovered of his injury, will try to win this new signature on the terrain of game. If it goes back to the same level that before lesionarse will recover his place in the eleven initial without problem. His magic, arrival and quality turn him into an important piece for Koeman and can that also for the future of the entity.

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