Former Liverpool midfielder has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately. Perhaps it was just the silly season approaching, or maybe there was a fire behind this smoke.
For the time being(until it is the transfer window time), Barcelona are counting there birds and Coutinho is one of them. Or so they want you to believe. Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu (like always) gave a statement reinstating Barcelona’s belief in the Brazilian.
He even claims that a Neymar return is not possible because Barcelona had to invest in Dembele and Coutinho.
“Coutinho is an excellent player and he has the coach’s confidence,”
“He has a contract with us and he will remain at the team, unless they (another club) meet his release clause.
“It’s not possible for Neymar to come to Barcelona as we have another sporting project with Dembele and Coutinho.
“We are happy with what we have.”
– Josep Maria Bartomeu (Barcelona President)
We will see about that Josep in the summer. Liverpool fans need not worry because a return to Anfield is unlikely.