Yep – this is easily the weirdest transfer of the month!
Barcelona have secured Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo on a loan deal, with an option to buy the Ghanaian at the end of the season for £7m…
The 31-year-old, formerly of Portsmouth and Spurs, among 12 other clubs, will arrive to compete with Barcelona’s plethora of midfielders for game-time.
Manager Ernesto Valverde has stopped selecting former Liverpool star Coutinho in his three-man midfield, rotating him in and out of the front-three instead – so this signing is another nail in the coffin of his central opportunities.
Coutinho is already behind the likes of Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Carlos Alena in contention for the two spots alongside Sergio Busquets – and now probably KPB as well!
Fans of all clubs on Twitter found the transfer ridiculous, with one suggesting that Barca are ‘trolling’ Coutinho at this point!
It doesn’t look good for the Brazilian, does it?
Coutinho can't be THAT bad https://t.co/mNBvH7m3Rx
— Futuro (@futbolmarcoh) January 21, 2019
Coutinho’s disaster move.
Imagine going from being the main man at Liverpool, faking a injury after interest from Barcelona before the deal finally being concluded to being potentially replaced in the squad by Kevin-Prince Boateng.
You heard that right pic.twitter.com/raqLl02Js1
— Thomαs Pαterson (@ThomasLPaterson) January 22, 2019
Kevin-Prince Boateng brought in by Barcelona to replace Coutinho
— ️Sean (@ScouserInIberia) January 21, 2019
Trying to sell Coutinho but signing Kevin-Prince Boateng, what managemer mode nonsense is this💀
— Papao. (@SIYA__N) January 22, 2019
What’s going on? What’s this guy going to do at Barca? How’s he going to get games when Coutinho and Dembele are finding it hard? Well if anyone can smash the odds is Kevin Prince Boateng! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/JyXmqAB3kT
— Chase The Money (@chase_053) January 22, 2019
"Lets sell Coutinho and loan Boateng"
Barcelona's board logic pic.twitter.com/MsOcfHYpTa
— Muhammad Sayudha P (@MSayudha) January 21, 2019
Sell Coutinho to buy KP Boateng. Who is in charge of Barca transfers lately ?
— JasonBannerman (@jasonbannerman) January 21, 2019
It kind of feels like Barcelona are just trolling Coutinho at this point if they actually sign Kevin Prince Boateng
— Did It Cross The Line? (@diditcross) January 21, 2019
Coutinho being replaced by Kevin Prince Boateng ahhh
— Mœ (@FutbolMoe) January 21, 2019
Imagine the manager starts Boateng and Dembele ahead of Coutinho just to take the piss😂😂😂😂😂
— nav. (@_nxv19_) January 21, 2019
Kevin Prince boateng has replaced coutinho at Barca lol the savage
— Nathan Bailey (@nathanbaileyfrw) January 21, 2019