Koeman will speak with Philippe Coutinho after the Champions League final

With it looking unlikely any side will match Barça's asking price, the Brazilian might have another chance to succeed at the Camp Nou

Coutinho redondeó el rídiculo del Barça con un doblete | MEDIAPRO

Sergi Capdevila

Philippe Coutinho's only focus right now is the Champions League final. It's unlikely he will start the match at the Estadio da Luz but Coutinho is one of the first changes Hansi Flick tends to make. He has the chance to win the first European trophy of his career.

Despite belonging to Barça, he'll be representing Bayern in the final. Once the match is over Coutinho will go on holiday but it's unlikely to be a relaxing break. The main focus will be on where Coutinho plays next season. Bayern have confirmed they won't make his switch permanent and aren't interested in another loan deal. Barça and the player must work hard to find a solution.


The arrival of Ronald Koeman at Barça could directly impact Coutinho's ideas. The LaLiga giants want to recoup most of the €150m they spent on the Brazilian and no one is willing to do that right now, less so in the middle of a pandemic.

Coutinho's value has crashed after a disappointing spell with Barça and it's unlikely they will receive any bids this summer. With money tighter than before, the cost - including wages - is beyond most team's budgets. 

This is why Ronald Koeman could reintroduce Coutinho to his project and hand him an important role. No one doubts the quality the Brazilian possesses but he's failed to adapt to his surroundings in Spain. Alongside Riqui Puig, Pjanic, De Jong, etc he could form a part of young, hungry and ambitious midfield group. It remains to be seen whether Coutinho would be open to another run at Barça or whether he's ready for a new challenge elsewhere.




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