Philippe Coutinho will play for Barcelona next season. The decision is already made. Koeman told the sports management that he wanted to have the Brazilian , who had been in the market for months, and after evaluating the situation, Barcelona has ruled out the possibility of a loan.
The only option there would be for him to leave the Camp Nou would be for a club willing to pay a large transfer . However, in the current economic context this option is practically impossible.
In this way, Koeman will have a new reinforcement for the center of the field. The idea of the new coach is that he plays in the core and not as a winger as he did when Valverde was the coach. It was a difficult season because the footballer did not perform well in that position on the wing as he was used to playing further behind.
Coutinho was a member of the previous season on loan at Bayern Munich, which paid 8.5 million for the loan. The Bavarian club resigned to pay the 120 million that the purchase option cost. Barça put the player on the market, but did not receive good offers.