Philippe Coutinho Requests Barcelona Exit
Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told senior club officials that he wants to leave Nou Camp during this summer’s transfer window.
According to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Brazilian international player Coutinho is fed up with life at Barcelona and he’s ready to leave the Spanish La Liga champions this summer.
Philippe Coutinho has been a flop since joining Barcelona from Premier League giants Liverpool in a big money transfer last year.
The former Inter Milan player became the third most expensive player ever with his transfer to Barcelona during the winter transfer window in January 2018.
Barcelona were said to have signed the Brazilian in a deal reported to be worth around £142m.
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Coutinho forced his way out of Liverpool for him to sign for Barcelona.
He could leave the Nou Camp giants this summer after just 18 months at the club with major European sides like Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Manchester United and Chelsea interested in the player rated at around £80m by his club.
He’s seen as a potential replacement for Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge with the Belgian expected to join Real Madrid in the coming days.
Chelsea will have to overcome the battle to avoid a transfer ban if they are to have any chance of signing Philippe Coutinho.