Philippe Coutinho, going out to play a match with Bayern


FC Barcelona offered Coutinho to Manchester City and Guardiola refused him

Published:5/09/2019 - 16:32h

Updated:5/09/2019 - 16:32h

FC Barcelona tried to transfer Philippe Coutinho this summer and one of the possible destinations was Manchester City. Barça offered the footballer to the 'citizens', but Pep Guardiola refused the proposal

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Before confirming the cession of Philippe Coutinho course to the Bayern Munich, the FC Barcelona tried to look for a traspaso by a near figure to what paid the summer gone through the services of the Brazilian. The Barcelona club pretended traspasar to 'Cou' in return from among 100 and 120 million euros, but found with the fault of offers of big European clubs by such figures.

In fact, the Manchester City was one of the first teams with which the Barcelona contacted, but when seeming the reaction was negative. Always according to the newspaper 'Mark', Pep Guardiola recognised the tremenda quality of the footballer but declined the option to incorporate him to the staff 'citizen', when having very very covered said position with the presence of Bernardo Silva and Kevin of Bruyne.

Sterling and Mahrez are also two players that, in spite of playing in band, have tendency to leave to the centre of the area, whereas they did not want to risk the minutes of another player with talent like Leroy Sané. In definite, that the Manchester City already had to a lot of players of the profile of Coutinho, and Guardiola preferred to reinforce other positions before that accept the ofrecimiento of the Barça.

The Brazilian player, by his part, neither wanted to return to the Premier League to play in a team that did not go the Liverpool, and that besides is to day of today the main competitor of the ones of Klopp by the English titles. The operation no fructificó by no means, and the FC Barcelona followed looking for candidates until decanting for yielding to the footballer with option of purchase.

It was then when it appeared the Bayern Munich asking after the footballer. The Barça pactó a cession remunerada by value of 8,5 million euros, with an option of purchase to final of season of 120 million euros, that is not compulsory and that hardly will exert the German group unless the Brazilian go out in the Allianz Sand and carry out stellar performances during all the season.

What will happen with the future of Coutinho?

The most likely, to day of today, is that Coutinho return to final of season to the FC Barcelona to go back to be yielded or, in his defect, to be traspasado if it arrives a good offer in the market of signings. But it is very complicated, to day of today, that the Brazilian can return to remain and form part of the Barcelona staff. Never it arrived to congeniar with the Camp Nou, and his turn would not generate illusion to the barcelonismo.

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