There is no buy-out clause in Philippe Coutinho’s contract, which expires in 2020, Paul Joyce (now writing for the Times) has revealed…
Barcelona are linked with our playmaker practically every day in the Spanish press, but there’s no way they can acquire our wonderful attacker easily.
There’s four more years on his contract and the club have no need or reason to sell financially.
If they want Coutinho, they’ll have to break the world record transfer fee to sign him and far exceed the £75m they spent on Luis Suarez in 2014.
For us though, it’s November, and we can’t believe the amount of stories regarding Coutinho’s future which are circulating.
He’s obviously not going to move in January, which means the earliest anything could happen is next June. Before then, there’s practically an entire season to play – domestically and in Europe.
Can’t we just focus on that, talk about performances and football matches rather than transfers? Again, it’s NOVEMBER.
We suppose it’s the international break – so tiresome nowadays that rumours are more interesting than England games – but come on… Give it a rest!