Barca to move for target again

La Liga

Barcelona chief executive, Oscar Grau has revealed the Catalan Giants have not yet given up hope of landing Philippe Coutinho.

Barca are set to make another move for the Brazilian when the transfer window opens in January having had multiple offers rejected last summer as they looked to land their Neymar replacement.

Liverpool rejected approaches worth upwards of £116m for the player who handed in a transfer request in order to get a switch to the Nou Camp, but it looks likely they will have to do it all again.

“We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request,” Barcelona’s chief executive told the Gaurdian. “But it is important to adjust ourselves, so if there are to be arrivals, there must be exits as well.

“We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer. After taxes we received about €188m in income and a direct financial impact on the club’s treasury of €144m.”


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