3 Jun 2016

Liverpool Alert: £47m 'genius' drops massive summer transfer hint. Admits he 'dreams of winning cups'. Elsewhere?

Paris St. Germain are currently linked with a massive summer move for 'genius' Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho, and based on his latest comments, it appears that the Brazilian maestro may be open to a transfer this summer.

After Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League, some of the club's star players will inevitably be linked with moves away this summer, and the first big name on the potential exit list is Brazilian maestro Philippe Coutinho.

On Thursday, Le10 Sport claimed:

* Paris St. Germain are planning a €60m [£47m] offer for Coutinho.

* PSG have already approached the Brazilian's representatives to discuss a potential transfer.

Speaking to reporters last night, Coutinho made a couple of telling statements. When asked about the Copa America, he noted:

"I miss winning cups. Copa América is another opportunity for me, because every player dreams of winning cups."

This is an obvious warning sign for Liverpool. Reading between the lines, it's clear that Coutinho is growing tired of toiling away at Anfield for zero reward, though, to be fair, his complete no-show in the Europa League final contributed to the Reds' failure to win the trophy.

Fans can live in denial, but Coutinho's exit is inevitable at some point. It's just a matter of time, and like Luis Suarez, he will reach a higher level of performance operating alongside better players at a different club. Indeed, in his interview on Thursday, Coutinho noted:

"Brazil can always count on great players. I can feel the high level during training. I'm surrounded by players who understand me"

Although unintended, this appears to be a subtle, subconscious dig at Liverpool, where genuinely 'great players' who 'understand' him are thin on the ground.

In my view, Coutinho will be better off clubs like Barca, PSG, or Real Madrid. I'd rather see him free to express himself at one of those clubs than watch him continually subjugate his talent with endless running, pressing, and tackling in the exhausting physical maelstrom of the Premier League.



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