Another Brazilian deal on? Chelsea told £65 million bargain Coutinho to be sold by Barcelona this summer
Shaka Hislop has told the likes of Chelsea that Philippe Coutinho will be sold by Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Despite facing the transfer ban imposed by FIFA, there is still a lot of speculation in the media about whom Chelsea could acquire in the summer as they seek to get the ban postponed by CAS.
And with reports suggesting that Eden Hazard will indeed leave the club and sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid, reports In the media have suggested that Chelsea could swoop for Coutinho.
The Brazilian has not made the impact that many expected since his move from Liverpool, and reports in the Spanish press have claimed that he could be sold at the end of the season, especially after the Champions League semi-final loss to the Reds.
And now Hislop has opened up and told the likes of Chelsea, that Coutinho will be sold by Barcelona in the summer window.
Hislop said on the ESPN website:: “I’m going to say [it will be]: ‘Philippe it’s been nice but it’s just not worked out’.
“I thought Philippe Coutinho hit the ground running after that move from Liverpool to Barcelona. But then the injury and he never could seem to get back in stride with the rest of the Barcelona team.
“I think you’ve seen that over the last two games against Liverpool in particular. I thought he didn’t contribute anywhere near enough in a circumstance where you would expect a whole lot more going back to his former club.
“If I’m sitting in the Barcelona board, I’ve ran out of patience with Philippe Coutinho.”
Coutinho may not be having the best of seasons at Barcelona, but that could be a good thing for the Premier league giants as the Spaniards will surely be open to letting the Brazilian leave the club for a bargain fee.
They paid Liverpool £142 million to secure a deal, but could be willing to let him leave for just £65 million, which is a bargain for the type of player Coutinho is.
He is world class and could help fill the void if Hazard does indeed leave the club at the end of the season.