Philippe Coutinho left the Premier League back in 2018, will he soon be making a return to England?
READ MORE: Check out the potential candidates to be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager
Philippe Coutinho was a huge success the last time he was in the Premier League, he scored 41 goals in 152 appearances and, although he didn’t win anything he will go down as one of their greatest players of the Premier League era.
His time at Anfield was marred after he seemingly forced a move away from the club. He eventually got his dream move to Barcelona for a reported initial fee of £105 million.
It looked like Liverpool got the better of that deal, as it hasn’t really worked out for the Brazilian international at Camp Nou. He played for Barca 52 times before being shipped on loan to Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.
The 27-year-old is currently on a season-long loan in Germany, and it looks like he won’t be returning to Spain. Let’s take a look at the clubs fighting it out to sign Coutinho before September 1, 2020:
Philippe Coutinho’s Next Club: Tottenham Hotspur @ 4/1 Paddy Power
Tottenham Hotspur could do with a new creative midfielder, who can also find the back of the net, after they sold Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan in January. Coutinho is a world class player when he is happy, he was outstanding for Liverpool and he could be that player again if he returned to England. Barcelona will want a substantial amount for Coutinho, it’s just whether or not Spurs are willing to pay for him.
Philippe Coutinho’s Next Club: Liverpool @ 5/1 Paddy Power
They say never go back. Some Liverpool fans will have not forgiven Coutinho for forcing his transfer last time, but they cannot knock his talent. Whether he is the type of player Jurgen Klopp needs, I’m not sure, but if Liverpool could get him for a decent price, they would be silly not to have a serious think about it.
Philippe Coutinho’s Next Club: Chelsea @ 11/2 Paddy Power
Chelsea linked with a foreign player- now that’s a surprise. Blues boss Frank Lampard will have seen up close what Coutinho can produce having played against him a number of times in the Premier League. Coutinho can be a leader in the mould of Eden Hazard and would be a great signing for the club.