PHILIPPE COUTINHO, ONE OF THE KEYS
The Barça has to resolve this summer the puzzle of his non-EU
Published:23/06/2018 - 23:59h
Updated:24/06/2018 - 02:08h
It has been a recurrent news in the last months, and this summer the FC Barcelona will have to go back it to confront. The staff already is to the maximum allowed of non-EU players, something that will affect to the planning of signings. It is necessary to move with attention
The past month of January the FC Barcelona already posed some questions to level of planning by the limit of non-EU players, and his reflection goes to go back this summer. The configuration of the staff will depend in some points of the decisions that take the technicians in this regard, and is that before putting to certify high and low is an incógnita that suits to clear.
At present, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina are the three footballers that do not have a European passport. With the Brazilians between the usual of the team, the Colombian has his future in the air, because it arrived in winter to cover the needs of the defence and has checked that needs more minutes of game to adapt to the football of the old continent.
The fact that his growth can not develop in the continuous requirement of the Camp Nou has opened a door to that leave yielded, something that could confirm in some weeks. In this line of performance, Arthur, one of the planned incorporations for the campaign 2018-19, is near to advance his arrival to the City Condal, and precisely could occupy his square.
The problem added is that in the orbit of the Catalan group there is other cracks that neither have the poster of community, like the recent case of Hirving Lozano. The Mexican is one of the disclosures of the Eredivisie and has arrived to the World-wide of Russia stepping strong, but although it exists a formal interest, the culés are tied hand and foot.
Coutinho Has the key of the signings of the Barça
With the Barça looking for solutions to square his plans, the simplest alternative is the one of Philippe Coutinho, that could obtain a Portuguese passport thanks to the double nationality of his wife Aine. The carioca already initiated the necessary formalities to receive the documentation, but east is a process that usually requires time and will take some months in completing .
Like this, having the ex the Liverpool, the changing room would have a gap more for a signing of further of the European borders, but will have to choose well between his possible aims. If it finish arriving any, will take quite more in being able to unblock the rest of situations, and until then will be limited to the community market.