A TEAM DISCLAIMS HIM
The labyrinth without exit of Philippe Coutinho in the Barça
Published:24/07/2021 - 17:34h
Updated:24/07/2021 - 20:04h
The case of Philippe Coutinho will be one of the most difficult to solve for Joan Laporta's Barça. The Brazilian is on the starting ramp, but nobody wants him
The of Philippe Coutinho in the FC Barcelona has all paints it to be one of the 'serials' of the summer; no because the club have diverse options to choose him a destination to the Brazilian player, but because it will be difficult to force his exit of the Camp Nou during this market of signings. 'Cou', lesionado from finals of December, has happened to be a 'crack' (reason by which the Barça it fichó from the Liverpool) to turn into a footballer to the that practically anybody wants to.
In France has sounded repeatedly his name in the last months, but is complicated to put in the market to a player with few physical guarantees. His 'buyer' would be investing blindly and, such as they are the economies of the majority of the clubs to consequence of the pandemia of the coronavirus, will be complicadísimo that carry out an operation that satisfy the needs of the Barça.
The Olympique of Marseilles has been one of the clubs that has interested in the index card of the carioca. However, in addition to his constant physical problems (the past season played 14 parties, in total), have an extra problem: his high wage. Coutinho Is the third player of the FC Barcelona that more earns annually, only by behind Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi. You report them they aim that the ex of the Liverpool ingresa 24 million euros by season; a figure inasumible for any team.
Like this then , the picture directed by Jorge Sampaoli has descartado, definitively, the traspaso of the extreme culé in this summer, as well as they have done it also several teams of the Premier League, remembering that 'Cou' has been in the radar of clubs like the Arsenal or Everton, by what Joan Laporta, Mateu Alemany and company confront to a very difficult task in his attempts of 'undo' of the player carioca.
The problems 'extra' of Coutinho
In addition to his high wage and little physical reliability, the Barça adds a big problem with Philippe Coutinho. To the player remain him two years of agreement (season 2021-2022 and 2022-2023) and the club still has to amortise around 44 million euros of his signing from the Liverpool. This complicates any sale of 'Cou' because, if the mount is not equal or upper to 44 'kilos' will finish being a negative operation for the Barcelona.
In this case, the Barça would not be freeing his mass salarial and the sale of the player, of some way, will be in 'vain' or would not fulfil with the needs that has the club in the moment. Of there to that the club have to find of urgent way the ideal formula to put to the footballer of 29 years in the shop window during this summer.