Liverpool will agree to £90m deal for 25-year-old attacker, claims insider
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth claims that Liverpool would accept a £90m offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool would be willing to accept a £90m offer for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, according to Dharmesh Sheth.
The Brazil international is being linked with a potential move to the Catalan side in the summer transfer window as Barcelona prepare for the potential departure of Coutinho’s compatriot Neymar.
Liverpool have insisted that the 25-year-old isn’t for sale this summer, but reports continue to suggest Barcelona are confident of getting a deal over the line for the South American star.
However, Sky Sports News reporter Sheth has claimed that an offer in the region of £90m would be enough to tempt Liverpool into selling their number 10.
“Neymar’s future could have implications for Liverpool and Philippe Coutinho,” Sheth told Sky Sports News.
“Liverpool’s stance remains unchanged – he’s not for sale, he’s happy and he signed a five-year contract in January. Barcelona, though, believe Coutinho would join and an offer of around £90m would be enough.”
Liverpool have signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, England teenager Dominic Solanke and Hull City defender Andy Robertson so far this summer.
The Reds are gearing up for a return to the Champions League next season after Jurgen Klopp’s side finished fourth in the Premier League last term.
Fact file: Philippe Coutinho
– Liverpool signed Philippe Coutinho in an £8.5m deal from Serie A giants Inter Milan in the 2013 January transfer window.
– The South American is still waiting to win his first trophy with Liverpool but finished as a Premier League runner-up in 2014.
– Coutinho was voted Liverpool’s player of the year in 2015 and 2016 thanks to his influential performances.
– The Liverpool No10 has scored 42 times in 184 appearances in all competitions during his four-and-a-half year stint at Anfield.