Departures are the need of the hour at Barcelona, especially considering that the new signings of the winter transfer window market are yet to be registered with the league. One of the names perpetually at the top of the departure list is Phillipe Coutinho, and Barcelona are once again back in the market looking for potential suitors.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian is beginning to realize he should leave in January. His importance to the team since his arrival, things have not changed under Xavi.
Despite being given a fresh start under a new manager, the former Liverpool star has struggled to make it to the top level. In addition, the rise of youth in the middle of the pitch and in wider positions has left him without a place in the team.
Coutinho’s agents are said to be working with three clubs from Camp Nou. All three teams are from the Premier League – Arsenal, Everton, and Tottenham Hotspurs.
The Gunners have led the list of players for a while now, especially with Mikel Arteta looking for a player of the same profile. Negotiations for an exchange agreement involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have also been in the news. However, Everton and Tottenham joining the race could make the development even more exciting.
In addition, Fabrizio Romano said there are other clubs besides Everton – not to mention – – operating on surgery.
Coutinho has only 42 minutes left in each game in his 12th appearance. With an average of five goals per game and only 37 touchdowns per game, his stats were far from impressive. However, it could be an unreasonable return to the Premier League that also ignites wisdom in him.