Can this really be true?
According to many on Twitter, there’s been murmurings that Pep Guardiola travelled to Liverpool and met Coutinho to sell him the delights of Barcelona.
The rumour suggests that Manchester City’s manager took time out of his busy schedule to ‘tap up’ Coutinho for his former club, for whom he played and managed for two decades – with the aim of weakening Liverpool – one of his rivals for the Premier League title this season.
Barcelona charm offensive in full swing. They sent Pep Guardiola to meet Coutinho last week to sell him the dream of becoming a Barca legend
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) August 11, 2017
Guardiola met with Coutinho to persuade him to join Barca Im dead, badly doing the most to secure that Prem before a balls kicked.
— Steelo (@CoutskiIl) August 11, 2017
Pep Guardiola acting as the chief architect pushing Barcelona for Coutinho, that bald bastard wants him out of the league
— Mootaz (@Mootaz_LFC) August 11, 2017
Is it true that coutinho met guardiola last week because Barca asked pep to sell Barca dream to Phil ? If so questions must be asked ! !YNWA
— Deiniol Davies (@davies_deiniol) August 11, 2017
It’s a good story, but not one we entirely trust yet – until proper sources confirm it.
Guardiola currently has a poor relationship with Barca’s board, so would he really be doing their dirty work for them when he’s preparing for a Premier League campaign he essentially has to win to keep his job?
We’re skeptical, to say the least…
But if anything, this story proves what we’ve noticed all summer: that nearly all stories regarding transfers need to be taken with a large pinch of salt.