Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is getting ready for a second premier league campaign.
The Brazilian playmaker is one of the promising attacking midfielders that available now in world football. The transfer market of 2020 already confirmed his move to the Premier League. Coutinho is now playing in Bayern Munich on a season loan. The player struggled to find pace in Camp Nou and decided to switch to Germany in search of more games.
The 27-year-old shown interest in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to make his return to England says Spanish media Mundo Deportivo. He is interested in the Stamford Bridge squad and would like to play in West London over other major sides like Arsenal, Manchester United, etc.
The Bavarian camp was in favor of Coutinho’s performance and gave hope for him. The season in Allianz Arena gave him 9 goals and 8 assists from 32 games. The player’s service in Bayern impressed the Germans. But it won’t offer him a permanent contract in Munich. By the end of the season, the player will return to Catalonia.
Blaugrana has got Antoine Griezman in the position of Coutinho in front three and there won’t be a space for the Brazilian in the formation of Setien. The Player’s agent indirectly mentioned his return to the Premier League this summer. The Liverpool campaign of 5 years was really glorious for the player. He enjoyed those times in Anfield and that was his top flight in his career.
Coutinho Current Situation
Sports Invest UK is the agency of Philippe Coutinho and according to their reports the transfer fee will not be less than £75 million. Bayern can sign the player for £105 million according to the clause they signed in the loan contract with Barca. But the current financial instability caused by the pandemic crisis avoids that chance.
The next option for the player is obviously the Premier League. That choice is matching with his interest also. The offers from Leicester City and Newcastle United are also roaming around him. The new administration of Newcastle has shocked the transfer window with a rough bid for the Brazilian superstar.
Interest from Chelsea
Frank Lampard is preparing a champions recipe for the Blues. Coutinho is a match for Lampard’s attack as per the player’s style of play. Also, the departure of Willian and Pedro from the frontline as free agents will affect the experienced striking options for the boss. He is in search of a possible no. 10 and a companion to his new ace Tammy Abraham. Coutinho can apply for the post as he meet all the requirements of Lampard.
Along with that, he will replace the position of Mason Mount in the squad and take the midfield duties along with Kante and Jorginho. Playing back in premier league will bring the maximum potential of the player to West London. Chelsea can ensure more games for the player than he had in Barcelona and that is what he want.
Meanwhile, the finance is the only concern of Lampard for Coutinho deal. They deny a possibility of a record breaking transfer. If they can negotiate successfully with the player, Coutinho will impress the stands of Stamford Bridge next season. Chelsea had already made a move in its frontline by signing Ajax youngster Hakim Ziyech. He will be available for service from next season. Lampard should arrange the stage for the Moroccan along with the polishing of the front line.