Ever since he left Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho hasn’t been the same. His tenure in Barcelona has been nothing short of a nightmare, and he couldn’t take his career off the ground with Bayern Munchen either.
The Brazilian playmaker was once considered one of the top talents in the world. But his dip in form made him lose a lot of ground in the pecking order and he’s not even getting called up for the national team anymore.
That’s why he’s looking forward to getting as far away from Camp Nou as possible, and given Barcelona’s financial crisis, they also need to get rid of him. Luckily for him, he’s got as many as 7 English Premier League teams interested in his services, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Philippe Coutinho Linked With 7 EPL Teams
According to multiple reports, Coutinho is on 7 Premier League team’s radars, which isn’t surprising considering how much of a difference-maker he was during his days in Anfield. Here, we let you know who’s keeping tabs on him:
Coutinho could commit the ultimate sin and return to Liverpool but not for the team he became a star in. Instead, Everton could look to pair him with his compatriot Richarlison to kick off the Rafa Benitez era.
The Brazilian star knows what it’s like to play for Brendan Rodgers, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Leicester City want to compete with the top-5 teams, and adding him would give their offense a big boost.
The Spurs are expected to lose Harry Kane at any time now, and while Coutinho is nowhere near Kane’s level, his experience coming off the bench would certainly mitigate the Citizen’s departure.
Every time there’s a player available, you better guess that Manchester United is following his steps. They’ve already spent a lot of money on Jadon Sancho, so making a run at Coutinho seems unlikely, though.
Arsenal have been trying to get back to the top of the EPL for quite some time, albeit to no avail. They have an interesting attacking front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepé, and Coutinho would give them an extra pair of fresh legs coming off the bench.
The reigning UEFA Champions League winners have already spent a lot of cash but it seems like Thomas Tuchel isn’t done buying players just yet. Coutinho would have a tough time getting enough minutes here, but he’s reportedly drawing interest from Chelsea.
And last but not least, we have Liverpool. Coutinho has been linked to a homecoming ever since he left but it doesn’t seem like Jurgen Klopp has forgiven him for the way he forced his move out of the team. The Reds could use another playmaker, though.