Phillippe Coutinho On The Radar Of Chelsea, Says Brazilian Legend Rivaldo


Brazilian Legend Rivaldo has revealed the possible destination of embattled Barcelona midfielder Phillippe Coutinho.

According to the Brazilian believes that Premier League side Chelsea are favorites to land Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian is currently on loan at Bayern Munich but has been linked with a move once again in the summer, with the Premier League his favored destination.

Chelsea have been linked with the former Liverpool man, his fellow countryman says not even a recent injury can put off the west London side.

“Chelsea are the favorites to sign Coutinho and I don’t believe they will be put off by his recent injury. After all, next season is still very distant and he will have enough time to completely recover.

“On the other hand, if the transfer doesn’t go forward and he stays at Barcelona perhaps a salary reduction, based on the player’s decision, could earn plaudits from the club’s board and maybe let him show that he is eager to remain at the club and finally prove his worth.

“Yes, there are many clubs already reducing their players’ salaries because of coronavirus crisis, but if the player takes a step forward in that themselves it would be seen as the attitude of someone interested in remaining at the club. Much could happen before next season and we can only wait for the next chapters of this story”.

The 27-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder underwent surgery at the end of April but is expected to be out for two to three weeks.

Koera/Japan 2002 World Cup winner Rivaldo, however believes the playmaker still has a lot to offer and could succeed at any club if the conditions are right.


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