Five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t intimidated by Barcelona’s imminent Coutinho signing.
According to Don Balon, the Portuguese rates Liverpool’s Brazilian as inferior to Luka Modric and Isco and holds Coutinho’s failed stint at Inter Milan against him.
He also is humoured by the fact the soon to be €150m star won’t be able to play in the Champions League…
According to Paul Joyce in the Times, Barca’s £142m bid will soon be officially lodged, which will likely see Coutinho leave Anfield this January to join the club of his dreams.
Liverpool fans are slowly resigning ourselves to the no.10’s exit, which will be sad considering over the past 12 months he’s joined the elite category of world footballers.
This term he’s scored 12 goals and registered eight assists already – and he’s been injured twice.
That’s a jew-dropping record for a 25-year-old who’s been primarily playing a deeper midfield role.
Really, we just want whatever’s going to happen to happen quickly, so we can move on and focus on the positive season we’re having.
An exciting replacement would be nice too, obviously.