Barcelona ‘could offer players’ in bid to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer

 3 May 2017

Barcelona are said to be discussing a possible players-plus-cash deal to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho ahead of next season.

As is always the case with the Liga giants, speculation linking Coutinho with Barcelona is unlikely to go away any time soon.

This is despite the 24-year-old signing a new five-year contract with the Reds back in January, and stressing his desire to “achieve greatness and win titles” on Merseyside.

The latest line comes from Spanish publication Sport, who claim that Barcelona have held talks with Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, about a summer switch.

However, two things are said to stand in the way of the Catalan giants as they consider a bid for the No. 10.

Firstly, Coutinho’s importance to the Reds, and the £75 million fee paid to take Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp in 2014, would necessitate a similar offer to tempt Liverpool.

And with the forward now the highest earner at Anfield, at £150,000 a week, Barcelona would be required to present an improved wage offer if a deal was brokered.

This would land Coutinho in a similar pay bracket to Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, and just below Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

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