'COU', AT THE EXIT DOOR
Barça makes its intentions clear to Coutinho: Manaj 'steals' his number
Published:15/08/2021 - 17:19h
Updated:15/08/2021 - 17:19h
Coutinho is more out than in Barça and this is what the club has let him know at the beginning of the 2021-2022 season: He has no place in the team!
The FC Barcelona expects the 'miracle Coutinho', that is not related -at all- with that it go back to his best level, that that showed in the Liverpool and that caused that the blaugrana invested 120 millions, more variable, by his signing. In this point, the culés only expect that suceda a miracle to be able to 'undo' of the Brazilian player, the one who has the second more elevated wage of the staff, of some 24 'kilos', only by behind Antoine Griezmann.
The intention of the culés is more than clear: they want that it go out of the Camp Nou the sooner possible and already have left him several indirect, very direct, to do it know. First, Ronald Koeman it descartó for the party of the Trophy Joan Gamper, in front of the Juventus, although a day before had received the high medical and 'coló' in the announcement. This week, for the debut in LaLiga, the Dutch technician did not include it in his list of summoned and is more sentenced that never; beside Umtiti and Pjanic.
The true is that it has not been the only that has happened in the last hours that leaves more than clear that the Barça does not have he. Philippe Coutinho has seen how Rey Manaj has him 'stolen' literally his dorsal, the number 14, that always has used in the Barcelona discipline. In this season, the Albanian forward will dress the mythical dorsal (that it dressed it at all more and at all less than Johan Cruyff), leaving to a side to the Brazilian extreme.
The forward of 24 years, to the one who the Barça has inscribed in the staff of the first team, signed a spectacular pre-season in which it showed that has a lot of potential to play under the orders of Koeman. It has won a place and, in front of the big gap that has left Lionel Messi in the leading culé with his exit, the Dutch wants to have more options for rotar split after party, by what surely the paper of Manaj will be key.
Coutinho, in the wire
Unlike Manaj, the situation of Coutinho is extreme and complicadísima for the Barça. It does some weeks had informed that the club 'explained' with him (the same that with Griezmann), but the reality is that in the Camp Nou still expect to find him an exit, mainly because it does not have hollow in the approach, in addition to his very high wage (a ruin for the club). However, give him gone out neither is so easy...
It fits to remember that 'Cou' has an amortización pending of 45 million euros and, if the club wants to take out a positive operation of his exit, has to sell it by this figure or more. The problem is that the Brazilian has a value of market of maximum 20 'kilos'. A cession would be the way to be followed, but neither there are a lot of offers (or any, seemingly).