Barcelona Ready To Offer One Of 2 Players As Part Of Coutinho Deal
The summer of 2017 saw a number of explosive, record-breaking transfers.
Barcelona lost Neymar to Paris Saint Germain. The French club shocked the world by paying out the Brazilian’s release clause, a whopping £198m. Barcelona have been chasing Philippe Coutinho as his replacement ever since.
There were reports of Barcelona offering their midfielder Andre Gomes as an added weight to the deal to push it through. However, Liverpool were unmoved.
With Gomes moving to the other side, it possibly could have benefited both parties.
Gomes’ career at the Catalan club has failed spectacularly. Signed after Portugal’s impressive win in Euro 2016 from Valencia for £31.50m, the Portuguese has failed to make his mark at the club.
Then later there were other reports saying that Liverpool were angling for a deal for Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic as a swap deal if Coutinho is to move the other way. This might be a bit far-fetched as the 29-year-old Croatian plays in the centre of the midfield and is a vital cog in Barcelona’s midfield.