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Liverpool Would Be Crazy to Reject an Offer of Over £100 Million for Coutinho

Nemanja Lazarevic in Editorial, English Premier League 17 Aug 2017

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This season transfer market has reached new crazy highs yet again and the amount of money spent by EPL clubs is going to smash the current record. One of the main catalysts for this is due to Barcelona selling Neymar for nearly 200 million to PSG. Barca is now looking to spend that cash and their number one target is Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho.

It is believed that Barca is prepared to pay up to £120 million to sign Coutinho. Liverpool would be crazy to reject such a huge sum of money for a single player. It will mean that they will be able to buy a number of stars to replace the Brazilian and greatly improve the overall quality of the squad. Last season squad depth cost them the chance to fight for the title and the team struggled to cope when star players were out. The money received from the sale would be that they would no longer have this problem and could turn them into genuine title contenders if they spend the cash wisely.

Liverpool has an abundance of attacking talent and scoring goals this season is not going to be a problem. The Red problems lie in defense as was shown in the opening game of the season against Watford. The team is also in need of leaders that can help them beat the lower teams which they have struggled with over the last couple of seasons. If these problems can be addressed using the money raised from the sale of Coutinho it would greatly improve the team and give them a fantastic chance of winning the EPL.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not want to sell the Brazilian midfielder but the sale is out of his hands and will be decided by the board. At the moment they are holding out but the amount of money on the table would be very hard for any team in the world to reject. Therefore the transfer is likely to happen which will mean a crazy end to the transfer window.

Coutinho is desperate to sign for Barca and once a player’s head is turned it is extremely hard to change it. Chelsea are in a similar position with Costa as the player is trying to force through a move and he is making it impossible for the club to keep hold of him. The fines that he is facing for not training are not a deterrent due to the amount of money the player has.

It is believed that Liverpool’s main transfer target should Coutinho move is Southampton defender Van Dijk. The Saints player is forcing a transfer through and it looks likely that he will be playing at Anfield this season. He will be a great addition and help solve the defensive problems that are damaging the team’s ability to challenge for the title.

When Barcelona want a player they generally tend to be successful. To be able to play alongside the likes of Messi week in week out at Camp Nou is a dream come true for most. Players are almost certain that they will win trophies and the same can not be said about Liverpool.

Liverpool is playing in the Champions League this season which means they will need a squad strong enough to cope with the extra demands. The sale of Coutinho would mean that they can strengthen all areas with top class players which will enable them to compete in all competitions. A large number of bookmakers have stopped taking money on the transfer happening but you can still find the best promotions available at Max Free Bets. If it does go ahead it could work out well for both teams involved so it is extremely likely it will go ahead.


Nemanja Lazarevic

Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.



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