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Coutinho could be the great surprise of the Blaugrana market

first_imgThe football situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic could open the door to the option of Philippe Coutinho returning to Barcelona next season. The Brazilian, let’s not forget that he is the most expensive signing in the history of the club, He is playing on loan at Bayern Munich, a team that has already announced that he does not intend to exercise the right of purchase that was reserved by the footballer.At the Barça board they see the Brazilian as a key element in the market as a currency to hire players. The footballer himself has been responsible for filtering through his environment that his priority is to return to the Premier before Barça, but the Blaugrana coach has other plans.In an interview with RAC1 Setién said that the Brazilian is a player that he likes and that he has him for the next campaign.“I think Coutinho is a great player, I really like him. He is a player who is originally from Barcelona. You have to pay the clause or pay a sum to Barça. And also that he wants to return. I reckon I can be here at the beginning of next season. I have to speak to him to ask him. If necessary, I will speak to him, ”said the Cantabrian coach. Coutinho went to Bayern on loan in exchange for 8.5 million euros. The German team reserved a purchase option of 120 million, which has already announced that it will not be effective, which triggered that both the player’s agents and Barça began to look for a place for him in other leagues, especially England, where he maintains an excellent lineup after his time at Liverpool.Arsenal and Chelsea seem to be the teams that were most interested. Regarding the blue interest, it was speculated that Barcelona could include him in an operation to exchange him for midfielder Kanté.At Bayern, Coutinho has failed to regain the level he had in the Premier. He has played 32 games, but of the last ten Bundesliga games, he has only played two complete. In the Champions League, he only played 90 minutes three times. Still, he has scored nine goals and has given eight assists.When everything seemed on track for Coutinho to seek life in the UK, now Setién, who has never hidden that the Brazilian likes him and who is a type of player who adapts to his game scheme, will try to convince him to return to dress in Blaugrana the next campaign.last_img read more

Crystal Palace prepare to move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

first_imgCrystal Palace are ready to make a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.The 28-year-old only joined the Spanish giants last summer from Ajax for an initial fee of around £11.5m.However, the Dutchman has been restricted to appearances in cup competitions for Barca and he played just once in La Liga last season.That has forced Cillessen to consider his future and, according to AS, Palace are ready to offer him a way out.New Eagles boss Frank de Boer signed the goalkeeper during his time at Ajax and he flourished as the club’s number one.De Boer is keen to work with Cillessen again and the pair could be set for a reunion if a deal can be struck with Barcelona. 1 Jasper Cillessen was Barcelona’s backup stopper last season last_img read more