There was drawing for the big, when Barcelona brought Philippe Coutinho to the club for a staggering sum of over one billion Danish kroner.
Coutinho was most seen as the successor to Andres Iniesta, which has now slipped to japanese football, but the Catalan team will not at all value for money for the time being. El Mundo Deportivo, which follows the club closely, dishes harsh criticism against his game and considers him as a problem for coach Ernesto Valverde.
It was clear after an unsuccessful El Clasico, which ended without a winner.
Wednesday showed Valverde the maximum support for the club's most expensive ever. 160 million euros are forcing him to do everything they can to recover him, writes the newspaper, which has turned on alarmlampen.
- the Concern is maximum. The brazilian has gone from bad to even worse.
at the same time argue that Coutinho does not have the central role, but are stored out on the fantasy.
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At Marca, as, otherwise, concentrate first and foremost on the Madrid, tells you that Barcelona will listen to offers on the creative player, but you will not actively explore the market in order to get him aside.
Coutinho had big success in Liverpool, before he was brought to Barcelona, and he had to look away, the Premier League is obvious.
According to the usually well-informed The Independent tells, Chelsea, which is probably going to lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, has chosen Countinho as a capable substitute. Even if the club have already purchased Christian Pulisic in Dortmund.
It will, however, not easy to get him to mesterklubben will go a long way for their record-in purchase to succeed. Club president commented on the situation recently when he was asked if the club would sell.
- We expect a lot from him, we do not want to sell him, for he is one of the good players we will have, Josep Maria Bartomeu told radio station Cope.
Even is Coutinho not so communicative about his situation.
- No one knows what will happen in the future. The only thing I think of is to work hard, he says, according to BeIn Sports.
It is only a year since Coutinho came to Barcelona, and this season he has been in the battle 33 times, with eight goals to follow.
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