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Second chance for Coutinho at Barça: Setién has him

Published:16/04/2020 - 08:02h

Updated:16/04/2020 - 08:19h

Quique Setién, trainer of the FC Barcelona, left clear in a recent interview that likes him Philippe Coutinho and that has he for the start of season

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Philippe Coutinho finds yielded in the Bayern of Munich from the past summer, in which the FC Barcelona arrived to an agreement with the Bavarian club for the loan of the midfield player until June in return of 8'5 million euros, the complete payment of the index card and an option of purchase to final of campaign of 120 million euros. Nevertheless, the German club will not pay to remain to the player by his excessive price.

Given the circumstances, the FC Barcelona pretended to look for him team and Kia Joorabchian, representative of the player, left clear that to Coutinho would love him go back to the Premier League. In fact, in England there are several teams interested in doing with his services like Chelsea, the Arsenal, the Manchester United, the Tottenham Hotspur or the Leicester, being the 'blues' those that have more options.

Nevertheless, the future of Coutinho could give an important twist because of the intentions of the that from January is the technician of the FC Barcelona, Quique Setién. The Cantabrian trainer left clear that the carioca is a footballer that likes him and that, in case that it was had to go back, has he of face to the next season. Although, of course, first it wants to speak with the carioca to know at first hand his intentions.

The trainer culé spoke on this in an interview to the program 'Your diràs' of RAC1, in which it was very explicit. "It likes me a lot and it is a player that in principle is of the Barcelona, by what so that it left would have to pay the clausula or offer a quantity that to the club came him well. I have that it can be here to the beginning of the next season", ensured.

Setién Cleared that it would accept a traspaso if the club needed it, but considers to Coutinho a very valid player for his project. Although, as it said later, it will be the player the one who at the end decide if it accepts this second opportunity. "I do not know what wants to do, perhaps have to speak with him to ask him", commented the santanderino, adding that "it is a big player definitely".

A 'signing' free

It is true that Coutinho carries two seasons without surrendering to the level that did it to the Liverpool, but in spite of this is a relatively young player (27 years) and with talent as to go back to approach to this his version that enamoraba in Anfield. Setién Seems had to give a new opportunity -perhaps doing him play in a new position- to a player that could be the big 'signing' of the Barça.

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