Speculation about the 27-year-old’s future has been raging for some time. While it was expected that those at the Camp Nou would watch to move it further at the next opportunity.
Chelsea still wants to sign Coutinho
Chelsea FC will not have been put off Philippe Coutinho due to recent problems with the Brazilian’s injury, says Rivaldo, but there is no guarantee that he will be moving to the next transfer window. Speculation about the 27-year-old’s future has been raging for some time. While it was expected that those at the Camp Nou would watch to move it further at the next opportunity. A loan transfer to Bayern Munich was authorized in 2019. But Germany’s season did not play out as planned. Currently, Coutinho has returned to the treatment table after having been forced to undergo ankle surgery. While it is unclear whether he will again appear in the Bundesliga. Bayern will not deal with the purchase option. But several teams in the Premier League are said to be seeking to return the former Liverpool playmaker to England.
Interest will continue
Rivaldo believes that interest will continue, telling reporters: Chelsea are favorites to sign Coutinho. So I do not think that their recent injury will delay them. After all, the next season is still very far, and he will have enough time to recover fully. If the transfer does not go forward and he stays at Barcelona. Perhaps a reduction salary based on the player’s decision could earn the pluses from the club’s board and maybe let him show that he wants to stay at the club and finally prove its value. “Yes, many clubs are already reducing their players’ salaries due to the coronavirus crisis. But if a player takes a step forward, that will be seen as the attitude of someone interested in staying at the club. Much could happen until next season, and we can wait only for the next chapters of this history.”
Coutinho can still play a role at Barca
Rivaldo has announced in the past that Coutinho can still play a role in Catalonia. While the winner of the World Cup is not going to give up to his fellow countryman, despite his struggle since leaving Anfield in January 2018. “I still think that Coutinho has the quality to succeed,” Rivaldo added. “But sometimes football is tough and volatile”. The misfortune that you may have at one moment can be overcome. So Coutinho must remain calm and be confident in the future because he has a lot of qualities to shine in any club. It is a delicate moment for him, and he must remain positive that the situation will change for the better soon shortly.”