Chelsea urged to make move and bring £77 million bargain Coutinho to Stamford Bridge
Former Liverpool favourite Jason McAteer has told Reds’ rivals Chelsea to sign Philippe Coutinho during the summer transfer window.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.
However, his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning that he was shipped out o Bayern Munich on a loan basis.
And according to recent reports in the media, Barcelona are desperate to offload the Brazilian in the summer and will allow him to leave the club if the £77 million price tag is met by us.
Now former Liverpool star McAteer has opened up and told the club that they should make a move for Coutinho, he told talkSPORT: “I could see Philippe Coutinho slotting in perfectly at Chelsea, where Frank Lampard is doing unbelievable things trying to reboot the club using a lot of young talent bedding in alongside some experienced stars.
“Coutinho would feel really comfortable in the number ten role at Stamford Bridge with the protection of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho and an array of young frontmen around him who would thrive working off him.”
Look there is a lot of indications suggesting that Willian is leaving, and although that is a massive mistake by the club to let him leave, if they could tempt Coutinho to the club at the end of the season, it would be a fantastic move.
He is a world class player that would be a real bargain for the club at the price that he is reportedly going for.
We would love to see this man put on a Blues shirt next season.