Philippe Coutinho will become a Barcelona player in the next few days, according to reports in Spain.
Now we have been here before, but there does seem to be an inevitability about this move, with reports in England on Tuesday night suggesting that the Brazilian would ‘do anything’ to secure a move and that a move could be completed for over £130m.
Of course, Spanish reports on Wednesday go even further, with Sport saying that there will be a meeting in England to finalise details of the transfer; they claim once again that the Brazilian does not want to play for Liverpool anymore, even though that means he is giving up on the Champions League this season.
• Coutinho – very, very, very close
» Barça & Liverpool approach positions to close the transfer of the Brazilian in the next few days
Key day today:
– Meeting in England to finalize details
– Coutinho does not want to play for LFC anymore
– price will be around €150m pic.twitter.com/SpQCeiyoAs
— ᵁᴸᵀᴿᴬ® (@UltraAutistic) January 2, 2018
There has also been an update from Sky Sports’ Spanish expert Guillem Balague, who claims that Barcelona will make an offer that will add up to £133m and that Liverpool are increasingly more likely to accept that offer.
About Coutinho. Barcelona will soon make an offer of €110+40. Chairman Bartomeu feels in debt to him for how hard he's trying to go to FCB. Their top players want him. LFC have changed their tone but have not put price to him. They will act when offer arrives. Which it will
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 2, 2018
There are even claims from some Spanish sources that Coutinho has already selected the No. 7 shirt that will be soon vacated by Arda Turan.