Spanish Football Journalist Guillem Balague On Coutinho Sale
Respected Spanish journalist and Sky Sports football expert, Guillem Balague has had his say on the chances of Philippe Coutinho moving to Spain.
Even though Coutinho has been in sizzling form for Liverpool this season, Balague believe’s Coutinho is not yet ready to make the move.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Balague said, “Last time I spoke about Coutinho a few months back, I thought he wasn’t ready for Barcelona or Real Madrid”
“I can now see that he is the most talented player at Liverpool, he’s performing regularly, and is scoring.”
“Yes, he is getting to that level where either Barca or Real can come for him.”
“He needs a bit more glamour for Real Madrid to have big, big interest.”
“For Barcelona, they need to decide what to do with Arda Turan, and then they have to decide whether a player like Coutinho fits in that team.”
“The problem with Coutinho as a No 10, he hasn’t got a place in a Barcelona 4-3-3.”
“He has to play wide, or play deeper, but that isn’t his role, so it’s difficult to find a place for him.”
“Let’s see who the manager is at Barcelona next season, or if Luis Enrique continues, but certainly he would be so expensive that I couldn’t see Barca coming in for him just yet.”
“At the moment, neither of them are in the equation, but let’s see how things progress.”
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