KOEMAN STOPPED COUTINHO'S DEPARTURE
Koeman contradicted Barça and reversed the sale of Coutinho to Arsenal
Published:24/10/2020 - 07:53h
Updated:26/10/2020 - 12:00h
Philippe Coutinho came close to leaving for Arsenal this summer. The midfielder did not count for the club, which wanted to get rid of him for his salary, but Ronald Koeman stopped his march and bet on him
Philippe Coutinho is being one of the footballers disclosure in LaLiga and in the FC Barcelona in this beginning of season. The Brazilian has surprised gratamente in his return to the discipline of the group barcelonista and is giving a spectacular performance. It sees him stronger, more agile, faster and more committed that when it went in 2019 to the Bayern of Munich, and definitely is being one of the 'signings' more stood out.
But the mediapunta was very near to remain without this opportunity of resarcirse and show that it could triumph in the Barça. The culés were empeñados in giving him exit and looked for him team during months. In the Camp Nou thought that had a too high wage for the performance that could give and preferred traspasarle and do box, or even look for a conveyance with option to buy to free his index card this course.
The Barcelona spoke with several teams, but went the Arsenal the one who more interest showed. In fact, as it has signalled the newspaper 'The Sun' recently, the 'gunners' negotiated the acquisition of the of Rio de Janeiro until the last moment, but finished bumping against a wall called Ronald Koeman. The Dutch refused any course of the Brazilian and was the key so that the Barcelona decided to remain it.
The Dutch technician left very clear since it arrived that it wanted to Coutinho in his team this campaign. The one of Zaandam braked his exit and convinced to the footballer that remain was his best option. It spoke with him on the paper that went to have in his Barça and the ex of the Bayern did not take in accepting with illusion. On the other hand, the club also had to yield in front of the obstinacy of the trainer, that ensured that they did not go to find to anybody better in the market.
The ex seleccionador of Holland argued that in a summer without money for fichar by the pandemia, the culés in no case went to be able to incorporate to anybody with the quality of Cou. Finally, the club understood it and gave pumpkins to the Arsenal, as it did also the player. The dream of the international 'canarinho' always had been to go back and triumph in the Camp Nou, by what Koeman did not take in convincing him of this.
Coutinho, answering to the confidence of Koeman
The confidence of the míster is seeing reflected on the field, since the one of River is being one of the best from his arrival. It has turned into somebody indisputable for the Dutch and in a key piece for his system. In the 4-2-3-1 needs a mediapunta of his characteristics and he is surrendering to perfection. It will be necessary to see if his hard level all the course, but seems that at last it could be the season of Coutinho.