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Loaned by Barça to Bayern with a purchase option at 120 million euros, Philippe Coutinho will not be kept by the Bavarian club or the Catalan team. Rather, its future lies in the Premier League.
On loan from Barcelona last year, Philippe Coutinho
should not extend the adventure to Bayern Munich
. Author of a contrasting season (9 goals and 8 assists in 32 games in all competitions) despite a promising start, the Brazilian attacking midfielder has not fully convinced the Bavarian leaders to keep it. However, a return to Barcelona seems very complicated in view of its very mixed sports situation in Catalonia.
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On the side of the player, it is no secret, a return to England, where he had shone in the jersey of Liverpool, is clearly the priority, even if his name sometimes circulates on the side of Paris. Three names keep coming back for the winner of the last Copa America. First of all Tottenham. It is said that the Spurs would have been cooled by the price but in the entourage of the former leader of the Reds, we consider that the option remains open. The international Auriverde (61 selections, 17 goals) is also particularly tracked by Everton where Carlo Ancelotti wants to improve the level of offensive creativity of his Toffees. But the club that could win is called Newcastle.
The Coutinho clan tilts for Newcastle
Everything will obviously depend on the takeover of the club in the North of England by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) chaired by Prince Mohamed Ben-Salman. For now, the transaction is put on standby by the call to block a plan to buy Newcastle United by a Saudi investment fund, formulated by Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the journalist murdered in late 2018 in the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. But while waiting for the file to be studied by the Premier League, negotiations have already started and the Coutinho clan seems to believe very strongly in the project and in the possibility for the player to be part of it.