Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Barcelona Star scuppered Phillipe Coutinho Barcelona deal

We've needed to manage the Coutinho transfer saga for as far back as past month in any event, and with it day by day stories out of the Spanish press about done transfer and Friday unveilings and the player being prepared to go on strike. So now that it's done and Coutinho is set to remain at the club for no less than one more year, one would surmise that would be that. 
At any rate for the Spanish press, it's most certainly not. Today, with Coutinho off the table, they're either painting Lionel Messi as the man sparing the club from themselves or as something of a substitute—the motivation behind why Barcelona were not able complete a proper transfer to get Coutinho to supplant Neymar at the Camp Nou this late spring. 

It's genuinely difficult to tell precisely what edge they're going for, however in any case, today Don Balonclaim Coutinho's marking fizzled in light of the fact that Messi declined to give the club a chance to incorporate Sergi Roberto and Ivan Rakitic in the transfer and that without their consideration as makeweights, Barcelona were not able match Liverpool's asking cost. 
So. Lionel Messi is the man Barcelona fans ought to thank for ceasing the club exchanging two of their starters in addition to a better than average wedge of money for Coutinho. Or, on the other hand he's the man to fault for the reality Barcelona wouldn't be signing Coutinho this summer transfer window. It's not so much clear what the takeaway is intended to be, yet in any case: Messi. 
What's more, obviously there was never any proposal amid the long-running adventure that Barcelona ever really were slanted to offer Roberto and Rakitic—the main names connected as makeweights were players on the edges at Barcelona who wouldn't have been any nearer to beginning at Anfield than they are at Camp Nou. 

In other Barcelona news—for the most part in light of the fact that as Liverpool fans we will appreciate any disaster that comes to pass for them after the way they tried to disrupt Coutinho and afterward held up three greatly annoying, underneath showcase esteem offers for the player—they could be set to lose Roberto in this summer transfer window separate of any approaches. 
That is on the grounds that there's been discussion in England of Manchester City considering meeting his €40M transfer release clause. There has additionally been discussion in Italy of Juventus doing it. They could likewise be set to lose Andres Iniesta on a free next summer as he has one year left on his present contract at Barcelona and allegedly isn't content with the present board. 
In addition, if that is all not sufficiently terrible, Lionel Messi has left his new contract unsigned and as of late was accounted for to have conversed with previous supervisor Pep Guardiola about life in England and football and stuff. Come January, in the event that he hasn't signed a new long term contract, he could concur a pre-contract with Manchester City and head there on a free next summer.
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