3 Nov 2016

Contact Made: Liverpool take first step towards huge €75m transfer for 'amazing' attacker

The Coutinho transfer saga rumbles on, and new reports suggests that Liverpool are willing to sell...for a price.

On Monday, Spanish newspaper Sport claimed that Coutinho 'would like to play for Barcelona', but it appears that PSG are still interested, and according to an alleged exclusive in French newspaper Le 10 Sport:

* Coutinho remains a 'recruitment priority' for PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

* Liverpool rejected a (pitiful) €25m PSG offer for Coutinho 'just before the Euros'.

* The Reds have told PSG that Coutinho will cost €75m+.

I suspect that Liverpool are already resigned to losing Coutinho, which is probably why the club are trying to tie him down to a new contract.

Signing a new deal will go a long way to ensure that the Reds get a transfer fee commensurate with the Brazilian's age, talent, and future potential, and after being fleeced on the Luis Suarez deal (£65m is a bargain), Liverpool won't want to lose out again.

Is €75m a fair price, though? If 'amazing' Coutinho left for that figure, he'd become the tenth most expensive footballer in history, just below Angel Di Maria, Zinedine Zidane, and Kevin De Bruyne. I doubt many Reds fans will gripe over such a massive fee, especially given the fact Coutinho cost the Reds just €10m.


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