Currently, on loan to Bayern Munich, it appears Barcelona is ready to cash out on Phillipe Coutinho.
According to the Evening Standard, Barca will only sit down and talk with teams who are willing to shell out between £70 to 80 million ($85 to 98 million) for the midfielder.
So far, two teams have been linked to the Brazilian footballer – Chelsea and Manchester United. It appears the move is in preparation for the club’s target signees – Lautario Martinez and former top star Neymar.
Coutinho has not exactly been doing great and Bayern Munich is likely to pass on the £105 million ($128 million) option to buy the midfielder. It was in 2018 when the Brazilian was acquired from Liverpool for a whopping £142 million ($174 million).
Compared to how much he cost back in 2018 and the asking price of Barcelona right now, the price tag seems reasonable. But given that his level of play has been inconsistent, some may end up bargaining to bring the price lower. Also, there is the current coronavirus pandemic to consider.
Here is the question, between Man Utd and Chelsea, who needs Coutinho? either as a backup or a first-team player.
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