TRANSFERS - Clubs piling up after Barça departee Coutinho

13.07.2021 10:14 of Claudio Colla   see readings
TRANSFERS - Clubs piling up after Barça departee Coutinho
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Not even named by Brazil head coach Tite for recent Copa America event - out of the injuries occurring him one by one throughout latest regular season, - whose final game Carioca just lost against Argentina, 29-year old Brazilian international attacking midfielder and winger Philippe Coutinho is again on his way out from Barcelona FC ranks. This time, possibly, for good.

Heavily linked to a move back to Premier League across latest couple years, former Liverpool and Bayern Munich playmaker, while Paris Saint-Germain don't seem to be on his tracks anymore, has now grown into a major market dream for AC Milan. While Rossoneri might go all the way to sign him, even by offering him a nearly 2-digit annual salary, Coutinho has been inquired about by city rivals of theirs, Inter Milan. Back in 2010/11, as well as during 2011/12 and 2012/13 first halves, Cou had a brief spell at Neroazzurri already, since Italian giants had purchased him, from Vasco da Gama, in 2008. Though he didn't manage to establish himself as a powerhouse for Inter, that tenure set the scene for him to join Reds themselves, and shine as a prominent player onto the European scene.

Still on a deal with Barcelona FC until June 2023, Coutinho, equipped with a dual Portuguese citizenship, has just been targeted by Olympique de Marseille, on top of that. Besides, English clubs recently keen on him, notably Everton and Leicester City, could be having a run at Barça on-exit playmaker as well.