La Liga giants Barcelona are looking to sign few quality signings once their transfer ban is lifted in January. And as per the latest report, they have fixed their eye on Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
Injuries to Lionel Messi and other key players, lack of squad-depth partly affected by the transfer ban, meant Barcelona are left with no option than delving into the market to sign a top quality player in January.
According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Barca’s priority is to sign a versatile attacking midfielder, who fits the style, and brand of football endorsed by the club, and they see Coutinho as a perfect player for that role.
The club consider Coutinho, who would cost around €30m, as an “impressive” talent and they feel convincing the player to join Barcelona won’t be difficult as the Brazilian wants to play in the Champions League, which the club can easily offer.
Barcelona had already enquired about the availability of Coutinho in the summer when Liverpool showed an interest in signing Adama Traore. The Anfield club refused to negotiate any deal for Coutinho back then, but Sport reckon, the situation might change with Brendan Rodgers now being sacked.