Barcelona are looking to part ways with Philippe Coutinho this summer, going far as even suggesting that the 28-year-old consider a return to Liverpool.
This comes from AS (via the Express), with the Catalan giants reportedly looking to offload a number of big names in order to free up space on the wage bill.
The Brazilian, valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, has struggled to make an impact since making his dream switch to Spain, with a potential return to Merseyside likely to divide fans straight down the middle.
With Gini Wijnaldum set to end a successful Anfield career this summer, Liverpool could theoretically fill the void with a high quality talent in our former No.10.
It’s a problematic move, however, for a number of reasons, not least of all due to the playmaker being a far too different type of player to the kind we’d need to suitably replace our soon-to-be ex-No.5.
Unless we’re looking to bolster the middle of the park with two signings, the focus needs to be on bringing in a midfielder who can not only last the entire season – something Phil has struggled to do at Barcelona – but who is also reliable in possession.
It’s not a signing that would suit us at this point in time, certainly not as anything more than a luxury purchase.