Liverpool star ready to force move away as Barcelona transfer nears
Liverpool are resigned to losing Philippe Coutinho if Barcelona continue to flirt with the player, after it became clear the midfielder would like a move to the Camp Nou.
While Coutinho would be willing to wait before leaving Liverpool, he realises that the move will have to come sooner rather than later, and after seeing the likes of Luis Suarez sign a new deal at the club and then leave for Barcelona, he is aware it can be done.
The likes of Neymar have been talking up the Brazilian midfielder, making it clear they feel he would fit in at Barcelona, and may well be the only player they’d like to add to the squad.
The Spanish media have called the move ‘operation Coutinho’ and claim that the Cules will do everything in their power to sign the player come the summer.
It will be all change at Barcelona this summer, with Luis Enrique leaving, and with Andres Iniesta not getting any younger, the club are keen to get in another creative star in the middle of the park, and feel Coutinho could either play in the midfield or further up the field if needed.
Liverpool will be reluctant to sell their prized asset, but know they will have little choice, as Jurgen Klopp does not want to keep a player who wants to leave – meaning their transfer kitty will be boosted should Barcelona cough up for Coutinho.