Nike confirms Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona
Liverpool megastar Philippe Coutinho has been clinical for his club for quite some time now. The Brazilian has been decisive for the Reds on many occasions and Liverpool has struggled without his presence. His outstanding performances has left many big clubs wanting to land him with Barcelona being one of them.
The Catalan giants have been heavily impressed with the Brazilian and were desperate to sign him in the summer to strengthen their squad. The departure of Neymar has left Barcelona exposed and they have been in the hunt for a replacement ever since. They brought in Ousmane Dembele in the summer but the player still have not delivered according to his price tag.
Barcelona went all out to sign Coutinho in the summer but Liverpool stayed stubborn and did not entertain any offer for their talisman. As a result the 25 year old stayed put at Anfield but Barcelona will definitely fancy their chances to sign the charismatic midfielder when the transfer window reopens this January.
A paragraph on Nike’s official website sent footballing fans from all over the world into a frenzy as it almost confirmed Coutinho’s move to Barcelona this January. Liverpool fans were left fuming as they could not believe their eyes as they very well know what a loss it would be for them if Coutinho signs for the Spanish heavyweights.
This is what the paragraph on Nike’s official website read “Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou. Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician’s name on it. Act fast – free personalisation only available until 6 January.”
However it was deleted after a while but it was to late as far as Nike are concerned as the whole footballing world got a glimpse of the leak. The January transfer window may turn out to be a dramatic one as we still remain unclear about Coutinho’s future.