Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and Barcelona directors have decided to give Philippe Coutinho a 3rd chance to show what he can do at Camp Nou. No exciting Brazilian offer has been made to Barcelona, which is one of the main reasons why a player is expected to continue in the 2021/22 season.
Coutinho arrived in Barcelona in the middle of the 2017/18 season and found it difficult to get in, before loaning out Bayern Munich for the 2019/20 season. He was then given a 2nd chance last summer under Ronald Koeman and got off to a good start to the season before his form dropped and he was sidelined for a long time.
Stress problems prevented Philippe Coutinho from participating in Barcelona’s pre-season games, which meant he would not be able to show his current status to potential opponents. As it stands, no good bids have been made for the player Barcelona wanted to sell him. The new plan is for a former Liverpool man to stay.
There is a need for midfielders at the club, especially after Barca failed to sign Georginio Wijnaldum this summer. Also, there are some who believe that Philippe Coutinho can fully demonstrate his skills now that Lionel Messi is gone, as the position and role of Brazil were similar to that of Argentina.
It will not be easy for Philippe Coutinho to get back to his best and it should be remembered that he had a difficult relationship with Barcelona supporters, who will return to positions this season. However, the big money signing from 2018 will now be given a 3rd chance to prove itself.